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Public Document No. 74 

GWje Commontoealtf) of jHas«arfm*ette 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

lyuL^. ■ LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30, 1926 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
200 2-'27 Order 7993 



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GPfie Commcmtoealtf) of JWasteacfmtfettg 



1 Beacon Street, December 1, 1926. 

To His Excellency Alvan T. Fuller, Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts. 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits its 
twenty-first annual report covering the year ending November 30, 1926. 

Personnel of the Board. 
David T. Montague, Chairman, Arthur J. Selfridge, Mary E. Driscoll, 
constitute the present Board. 

Financial. 

Receipts and disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1926 
Miscellaneous licenses . . $54,803 00 

Liquor licenses . . . . 2,314 00 

Miscellaneous receipts . 2,055 50 $59,172 50 



Expenses of the Board, salaries, rent, 

lights, etc 32,963 43 



Excess receipts over expenditures . $26,209 07 



Licenses Granted by the Board. 



1. 


Third class, liquor, Retail druggists ..... 


212 


2. 


Fourth class liquor, Wholesale dealers ..... 


7 


3. 


Fifth class liquor, Industrial alcohol ... 


2 


4. 


Soft drinks .......... 


2,629 


5. 


Innholders and Common Victuallers ..... 


2,625 


6. 


Lodging houses ! . . . . . . 


4,013 


7. 


Intelligence offices ........ 


177 


8. 


Sale of Firearms . . . . . . . 


56 


9. 


Billiard and Pool tables and Bowling alleys .... 


337 


10. 


Skating rinks, Ferris wheels and Merry-go-Rounds 


5 


11. 


Picnic groves ......... 


2 


12. 


Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit . 


2,374 


13. 


Amusement, required by chap. 299, Acts of 1926 


94 




Total number of applications acted on during the year: 






Granted < / 12,533 






Rejected 460 





12,993 



LeGI8L>TION. 

During the^ast yeartfrere has been no change in the law relating to the Board 
or to. the- licenses granted, by it except Chapter 299 of the Acts of 1926 which 
applies to licensing authorities throughout the commonwealth. 

- ' New Legislation. 

Chapter 299 of the Acts of 1926 which took effect August 1, prescribes a new 
form of license. Said act is in amendment of sections 182 and 183 of Chapter 
140, General Laws, and the principal material portion of said act applicable to 
the City of Boston is as follows: 



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M Section 183A. "No innholder, common victualler or person owning, 
managing or controlling a cafe, restaurant or other eating or drinking 
establishment shall, as a part of his usual business, offer to view, set up, 
set on foot, maintain or carry on a concert, dance, exhibition, cabaret or 
public show of any description at which food or drink or other refreshment 
is sold for cash, or in connection with which, after free admission, music 
or other amusement is provided or furnished upon payment or deposit of 
money, either as a cover charge or in payment for food, drink or other 
refreshment, unless and until a license therefor, to be exercised on week 
days only, has been issued by the licensing authorities, who may upon 
written application and upon such terms or conditions as they may pres- 
cribe, grant such a license for any and all of the purposes hereinbefore 
described and may, after written notice to the licensees, suspend or, after 
hearing revoke the same." . . . 

In accordance with the act, the Board has established the following terms 
and conditions which are made a part of the license and printed thereon. 

1. The licensed premises shall be subject to inspection by the police of the 
City of Boston and the duly authorized agents of the Licensing Board. 

2. No intoxicated person shall be allowed nor shall the sale, distribution or 
drinking of intoxicating liquors be permitted, on the licensed premises. 

3. Improper dancing by patrons or objectionable entertainment shall not be 
permitted. The entertainment and dancing must be confined to some space 
provided for the purpose. 

4. Booths hereinafter erected, in which refreshments are to be served, 
shall not be more than 4 feet 6 inches in height, and a plan showing the location 
and character of the booths must be submitted to the Licensing Board for its 
approval. 

5. The licensed premises must be well lighted at all times. % 

6. The Licensing Board reserves the right to change or add to the foregoing 
terms and conditions after notice to the licensee. 

Many questions have arisen as to the application of the act to particular 
situations and it is possible that the courts will be called on to construe it; but in 
the meantime, the great majority of those presumably or possibly affected by 
it have applied for a license. 

New Matter in Connection with the Sale of Firearms. 
It came to the attention of the Board that certain licensees were selling air 
pistols on the theory that they were not firearms within the meaning of the 
statute, and were selling and delivering firearms to persons outside of the city 
or state, without requiring the purchaser to obtain a permit and sign the record 
book as provided by law. The opinion of the attorney general as to whether 
the law applies to sales to non-residents was sought and he advised that the 
statute is mandatory, and that all persons, residents or not, must^ obtain a 
permit and personally sign the book. The Board is of the same opinion. The 
Board also believes, and the Commissioner of Public Safety concurs, that an 
air pistol is a firearm within the meaning of the statute. Licensees have, con- 
sequently, been notified of the opinions of the attorney general, the commis- 
sioner of public safety, and the board concerning these matters. 

Dancing. 

Buildings in which dancing permits are sought may not have been designed 
to carry the extra strain that dancing entails, or may have deteriorated beyond 
the safety line. The Board therefore refers all dance license applications con- 
cerning which there is any question of the safety of the premises, to the Building 
Department of the city before the license is granted. 



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Safety of Lodging Houses in the Event of Fire. 

Many lodging houses were formerly private dwellings and as such were not 
required to be provided with the means of egress necessary for safety from fire 
when used as lodging houses. 

Some of these houses have been equipped with fire escapes or have other 
sufficient means of egress but there is still a large number which, in the opinion 
of the Building Department of the city, are dangerous. The average citizen 
unless endangered thinks little of fire protection. The danger to life from fire 
is a very real one and the Board in cooperation with the Building Department 
has since July 1 referred to that department all applications for lodging house 
licenses for examination and report. 

Legislative Proposal. 

The salary of the secretary of the Board is fixed by the legislature. The 
tendency of legislation in this commonwealth is to allow boards and commissions 
to fix the salary of their secretaries subject to the approval of the governor and 
council. The Licensing Board for the City of Boston is one of the few boards 
and commissions, the salary of whose secretary is still fixed by the legislature. 

The City of Boston pays the salaries and expenses of the Licensing Board 
and in the opinion of the Board, the approval of the mayor of the city might 
well be added to the approval of the governor and council in fixing the salary 
of its secretary. 

The Board therefore respectfully recommends that an act be passed by the 
legislature allowing it to fix the salary of its secretary subject to the approval 
of the governor and council and the mayor of the city of Boston, and herewith 
presents a bill to that effect. 

General Matters. 
The Board again expresses its appreciation of the faithful and efficient service 
rendered by its secretary and clerks. The relations of the Board with the various 
departments of the city with which it comes in contact are cordial and harmonious. 

DAVID T. MONTAGUE, 
ARTHUR J. SELFRIDGE, 
MARY E. DRISCOLL, 

Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



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APPENDIX. 

Complaints. 





Number 




Kind of License 


of 


Action Taken. 




Licenses 




Third-class druggists 


3 


Revoked. 


Third-class druggists 


3 


Granted after hearing. 


Third-class druggists 


1 


Placed on file. 


Third-class druggists 


5 


Dismissed. 


Innholders 


1 


Revoked. 


Innholders 


1 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Innholders 


7 


Placed on file. 


Innholders 


2 


Granted after hearing. 


Innholders 


6 


Dismissed. 


Innholders 


2 


Restrictions imposed. 


Common victualers 


59 


Revoked. 


Common victualers 


44 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Common victualers 


5 


Suspended 1 month. 


Common victualers 


2 


Suspended 2 weeks. 


Common victualers 


9 


Suspended 1 week. 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 4 days. 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 3 days. 


Common victualers 


33 


Placed on file. 


Common victualers 


38 


Granted after hearing 


Common victualers 


45 


Rejected after hearing. 


Common victualers 


29 


Dismissed. 


Common victualers 


5 


Withdrawn. 


Common victualers 


5 


Restrictions imposed. 


Common victualers 


4 


Miscellaneous 


Fruit, etc. 


36 


Revoked. 


Fruit, etc. 


18 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Fruit, etc. 


2 


Suspended 2 months. 


Fruit, etc. 


1 


Suspended 1 month. 


Fruit, etc. 


2 


Suspended 2 weeks. 


Fruit, etc. 


3 


Suspended 1 week. 


Fruit, etc. 


1 


Suspended 3 days. 


Fruit, etc. 


1 


►Suspended indefinitely, complaint 






Board of Health. 


Fruit, etc. 


47 


Placed on file. 


Fruit, etc. 


27 


Granted after hearing. 


Fruit, etc. 


20 


Rejected after hearing. 


Fruit, etc. 


4 


Dismissed. 


Fruit, etc. 


1 


Withdrawn. 


Billiard and Pool 


3 


Revoked. 


Billiard and Pool 


4 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Billiard and Pool 


7 


Placed on file. 


Billiard and Pool 


19 


Granted after hearing. 


Billiard and Pool 


10 


Rejected after hearing. 


Billiard and Pool 


2 


Dismissed. 


Billiard and Pool 


1 


Miscellaneous. 


Lodging houses . 


28 


Revoked. 


Lodging houses . 


36 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Lodging houses . 


30 


Placed on file. 


Lodging houses 


4 


Granted after hearing. 


Lodging houses. . 


8 


Rejected after hearing. 


Lodging houses. . 


31 


Dismissed. 


Lodging houses. . 


4 


Restrictions imposed. 


Lodging houses. . 


2 


Withdrawn. 



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boft drinks 




Revoked. 


o.fi J_I_1 _ 

boft annks 


27 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


O fx J 1 „ 

boft drinks 


1 


Suspended indefinitely, complaint 






Board of Health. 


boft drinks 


o 

z 


Suspended 2 months. 


boit drinks 


Q 

o 


Suspended 1 month. 


bolt drinks 




Suspended 2 weeks. 


Soft drinks 


1 


buspended 10 days. 


bolt drinks 


5 


Suspended 1 week. 


bolt drinks 


1 


Suspended 4 days. 


Sofr drinks 


1 


buspended 3 days. 


O Tj. 3*1-, 

boft drinks 


CO 

52 


rlaced on file. 


boft drinks 


2d 


Granted after hearing. 


bolt dnnKS 


on 


Rejected after hearing. 


boft drinks 


o 

5 


Dismissed. 


boft drinks 


1 


TXT- X 1 3 

Withdrawn, 


Intelligence offices 


6 


Granted after hearing. 


Intelligence offices 


i 
1 


Rejected after hearing. 


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1 


T? pvnlrprl 

1VC V LUVCvJ . 


Picnic Groves 


1 


Dismissed. 


Entertainment, etc. 


2 


Granted after hearing. 


Entertainment, etc. 


1 


Rejected after hearing. 


Entertainment, etc. 


7 


Restrictions imposed. 




888 





In additon to the above the board has interviewed, with the representative 
of the Building Department present, about 250 applicants for lodging house 
licenses on the question of fire exits. 

Table 1. — Liquor. 

The following is a classified list of the licenses in force Nov. 30, 1926: — 
Fourth-class dealer, 4 Fifth-class license, 2 
Fourth-class druggist, 3 Third-class druggist, 193 

Number of Licenses Issued and Amount paid into the Treasury from Dec. 1,1925, 

to Dec. 1, 1926. 

4 fourth-class dealers, at $300 . . . . . $1,200 00 
3 fourth-class druggists, at $300 ..... 900 00 

212 third-class druggists, at $1 212 00 

2 fifth-class licenses, at $1 . . . . . . 2 00 



Total, 
Table 2- 



$2,314 00 



-Common Victualers and Innholders. 
Common Victualers. 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered 

For nonpayment 
Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Suspended 

Fees collected (0 ( 2 ) 

Of the licenses granted, 11 
which are in actual operation. 



324 
96 



( 3 ) 



2,557 
2,078 



420 
136 
59 
55 
5 

18 



were for lunch carts, 8 of 



$12,255 00 



1 2 Licenses (1925) paid. 

2 8 licenses unpaid. 

3 4 licenses fee refunded. 



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Innholders. 

Applications granted ...... 68 

Places licensed .... 65 

Canceled: Surrendered .... 2 

Rejected . . . . . . . 1 

Revoked ....... 1 

Fees collected ...... $340 00 

The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 

Table 3. — Billiard, Pool and Sippio Tables and Bowling Alleys. 

Applications granted ...... 298 

Clubs 39 



337 

Places licensed ...... 257 

Places licensed (clubs) ..... 39 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 26 .... 

For nonpayment 5 . . . 31 

Rejected ....... 27 

Revoked ....... 3 

Transfers rejected ...... 2 

Transferred ....... 9 

Withdrawn ....... 3 

Additional ....... 7 

Number of Tables and Alleys. 

Billiards 387 

Pool 1,329 

Bowling alleys ....... 736 

Canceled for nonpayment ..... 4 

4 licenses for 13 tables ..... 

Fees collected (}\ ..... $12,205 00 



The fee established by the Board is $5 for each table 
and alley. 

1 Unpaid license of 1925, $10 collected. 

Table 4. — Intelligence Offices 
Applications granted ...... 

Places licensed C 1 ) ...... . 

Canceled: ....... 

Surrendered Class 1 — 1 
Nonpayment Class 1 — 3 
Class 2 — 3 
Class 3 — 1 

Rejected .... . . 

Transfers granted ...... 

Fees collected (») ..... 

Of the applications granted : 

67 were first class, $5,100. 

74 were second class, $2,660. 

28 were third class, $56. 
The fee establised by the Board is $75 for a first- 
class license; $35 for a second-class license; and $2 for 
a third-class license. 



177 
159 



8 
3 
14 



$7,816 00 



1 10 licensed places hold two classes of licenses. 

2 2 unpaid licenses of 1925 ($110) canceled for nonpayment of fee. 



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Table 5. — Picnic Groves. 
Applications granted ...... 2 

Places licensed ...... 2 

Fees collected ....... $10 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 6. — Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water of Fruit 
Applications granted ...... 2,374 

Places licensed ...... 2,020 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 236 

For nonpayment 80 316 
Rejected ....... 146 

Transferred ....... 65 

Transfers rejected ...... 1 

Withdrawn . . . . . . 57 

Revoked ....... 36 

Suspended ....... 10 

Fees collected 1 ....... $11,465 00 

The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



1 1 license unpaid. 

Table 7. — Lodging Houses. 
Applications granted ...... 4,013 

Places licensed ...... 3,504 

Canceled: 

Surrendered 387 ..... 
For nonpayment 94 . . . . 481 

Rejected ....... 27 

Revoked 28 

Transferred . . . . . . Ill 

Withdrawn ....... 9 

Fees collected 12 $7,822 00 

The fee established by the City is $2. 



1 9 licenses unpaid. 

2 1 license (1925) paid. 

Table 8. — Merry-Go-Round, Ferris Wheels, etc. 
Applications granted ...... 5 

Places licensed ...... 5 

Rejected . . . . . . 2 

Fees collected $18 00 

The fee established by the Board is $1 for each class 
for each day licensed. 

Table 9. — Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks. 

Applications granted ...... 2,629 

Places licensed ...... 2,255 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 239 ..... 

For nonpayment 85 . . . . 324 

Rejected ....... 114 

Suspended ...... 17 

Revoked 50 

Transfers granted ...... 67 

Transfers rejected . . . . . 1 

Withdrawn ....... 65 

Fees collected » $2,542 00 

The fee is established by law, not to exceed $1. 



1 2 licenses unpaid. 







Table 10. — Firearms. 



Applications granted ...... 56 

Places licensed ...... 53 

Canceled: 

For nonpayment ...... 2 

Transfered ....... 1 

Revoked ....... 1 

Fees collected ....... 270 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 11. — Entertainment, etc. 

Applications granted: Innholders . . . 11 

Common victualers ... 67 

Soft drinks . . . . 11 

Clubs 5 

Surrendered : 

For nonpayment Soft drinks .... 4 

Rejected Innholder 1 . . . . 1 

Common victualer . 2 

Soft drinks .... 1 

Club .... 1 

Places in operation ...... 90 

Fees collected 60 00 



The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Under the Statute a person conducting entertainments, 
etc., in connection with the sale of drinks, shall pay a fee 
fixed by the licensing authorities at not more than $5, 
but holders of innholder and common victualer licenses 
are exempt from this fee. 

1 After a hearing reconsidered and granted. 

Table 12. — Miscellaneous Receipts. 



Recording fees ...... $221 00 

Sale of books, papers, etc. ..... 34 92 

Return of part of fee for Pathfinder ... 6 38 

Return on lighting charge ..... 1,750 00 

Sales of Firearms Record books .... 43 20 



Total amount received and paid into the treasury on 
account of miscellaneous licenses and receipts 



$2,055 50 
$56,858 50 



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Table 13. — Holders of Licenses Arranged According to Nativity. 











Retail 


Fruit 




Lodging 


Common 


Innholders 


Vendors of 


Ice Crea 




Houses 


Victualers 




Soft Drinks 


etc 


Albanian 


1 


25 




56 


56 


American 


1,943 


902 




674 


565 


Arabian 








1 


1 


Armenian 


13 


33 




123 


122. 


Austrian 


9 


20 




19 


19 


Belgian 


7 


2 




1 


2 


Canadian 


749 


138 




58 


61 


Czecho Slav 


2 










Chinese 




39 




3 


2 


Danish 


6 v 


2 






1 


Dutch 


6 


2 




2 


1 


English 


148 


35 




41 


43 


Finlander 


4 


1 








Filipino 


2 


2 








French 


25 


14 




6 


6 


German 


38 


43 




24 


19 


Greek 


31 


370 




221 


223 


Hebrew 








11 


8 


Hungarian 




3 




3 


3 


Irish 


560 


131 


3 


158 


138 


Italian 


25 


257 


3 


452 


464 


Japanese 


2 


3 








Lithuanian 


11 


16 




39 


34 


Mexican 


1 










Norwegian 


4 


5 




4 


4 


Polish 


59 


37 




56 


48 


Porto Rican 


2 










Portuguese 


19 


13 




10 


9 


Roumanian 




5 




2 


2 


Russian 


51 


367 


2 


498 


487 


ocotcn 


en 

oy 


n 

y 


o 
L 


17 




Spanish 


5 


5 




1 


1 


Swedish 


93 


21 




5 


5 


Swiss 








3 




Syrian 


166 


57 




106 


98 


Turkish . . . 


6 


12 




16 


19 


Ukranian 




3 






2 


Welsh 


1 






1 


1 


West Indian 


15 


3 




8 


8 




4,073 


2,576 


84 


2,619 


2,466 



Fire- 
arms 



64 



Expenditures from Dec. 1, 1925, to Dec. 1, 1926. 
Personal Service. 



Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent employes . $25,479 54 

Temporary employes ..... 587 73 

Services Other than Personal. 

Printing and binding ..... 253 00 

Light 121 73 

Rent 4,500 00 

Communication ...... 290 56 

Cleaning 10 58 

Doctor 25 00 

Fees 43 85 

General plant repairs ...... 58 48 



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Equipment. 

62 00 

. . 31 25 

Supplies. 

1,449 06 
. 43 00 
7 65 



$32,963 43 



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Ctje Commontoealtf) of fflagsacf)u£ett£ 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30, 1927 




Publication of this Document approved by the Commission on Abministration and Financb 
200— 2-'28. No. 1371 G, 

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QTfje Commontoealtf) of fHa^^actiusiettsf 

STATE HC l Beacon Street, December 1, 1927. 

To His Excellency Alvan T. Fuller, Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts. 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits 
its twenty-second annual report covering the year ending November 30, 
1927. 

Personnel of the Board. 
David T. Montague, Chairman, Arthur J. Selfridge, Mary E. Dris- 
COLL, constitute the present Board. 

Financial. 

Receipts and Disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1927. 
Miscellaneous licenses . . $55,503 00 

Liquor licenses .... 2,035 00 
Miscellaneous receipts . 251 20 

$57,789 20 

Expenses of the board, salaries, 

rent, lights, etc 31,968 23 



Excess receipts over expenditures . 


$25,820 97 




Licenses Granted by the Board. 






1. 


Third class liquor, Retail druggists .... 




235 


2. 


Fourth-class liquor, Wholesale dealers 




6 


3. 


Fifth class, Industrial alcohol ..... 




2 


4. 


Soft drinks . . 




2,575 


5. 


Innholders and Common Victualers .... 




2,725 


6. 


Lodging houses ....... 




3,812 


7. 


Intelligence offices . . . . 




172 


8. 


Sale of Firearms ....... 




24 


9. 


Billiard and Pool tables and Bowling alleys 




323 


10. 


Skating rinks, Ferris wheels and Merry- go-Rounds 




5 


11. 


Picnic groves . •'. 




2 


12. 


Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit 


2,349 


13. 


Amusement, required by -chap. 299, Acts of 1926 




153 



Total number of applications acted on during the year : 



Granted 12,383 
Rejected 4 i 375 



12,758 



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HEARINGS. 

906 Hearings have been held by the Board during the year as follows : 



Kind of License 


Number Action Taken. 


■lird-class druggists 


1 


Revoked. 


Third-class druggists . 


3 


Granted after hearing. 


Third-class druggists 


1 


Rejected after hearing. 


Third-class druggists 


2 


Dismissed. 


Innholders . 


3 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Innholders . 


7 


Dismissed. 


Innholders . 


1 


Restrictions remain. 


Common victualers 


56 


Revoked. 


Common victualers 


35 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 2 months. 


Common victualers 


4 


Suspended 2 weeks. 


Common victualers 


10 


Suspended 1 week. 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 4 days. 


Common victualers 


3 


Suspended 3 days. 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 2 days. 


Common victualers 


38 


Placed on file. 


Common victualers 


25 


Granted after hearing. 


Common victualers 


23 


Rejected after hearing. 


Common victualers 


8 


Dismissed. 


Common victualers 


5 


Complaint Board of Health, sus- 






pended till place cleaned up. 


Fruit, etc. 


34 


-Revoked. 


Fruit, etc. 


21 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Fruit, etc. . 


2 


Suspended 1 month. 


Fruit, etc. 


6 


Suspended 2 weeks. 


Fruit, etc. 


6 


Suspended 1 week. 


Fruit, etc. 


95 


Placed on file. 


Fruit, etc. . 


23 


Granted after hearing. 


Fruit, etc. 


19 


Rejected after hearing. 


Fruit, etc. 


2 


Dismissed. 


Billiard and Pool 


4 


Revoked. 


Billiard and Pool 


6 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Billiard and Pool 


3 


Suspended 1 week. 


Billiard and Pool 


1 


Suspended 2 weeks. 


Billiard and Pool 


1 


Suspended 3 weeks. 


Billiard and Pool 


2 


Placed on file. 


Billiard and Pool 


10 


Granted after hearing. 


Billiard and Pool 


5 


Rejected after hearing. 


Billiard and Pool 


3 


Dismissed. 


Billiard and Pool 


1 


Miscellaneous. 


Lodging houses 


34 


Revoked. 


Lodging houses 


38 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Lodging houses 


29 


Placed on file. 


Lodging houses 


7 


Granted after hearing. 


Lodging houses 


5 


Rejected after hearing. 


Lodging houses 


40 


Dismissed. 


Lodging houses 


1 


Suspended indefinitely. 


Lodging houses 


1 


Miscellaneous. 


Soft drinks 


51 


Revoked. 


Soft drinks 


30 


Revoked (sentence suspended). 


Soft drinks 


2 


Suspended 1 month. 


Soft drinks 


7 


Suspended 2 weeks. 


Soft drinks 


1 


Suspended 3 weeks. 


Soft drinks 


10 


Suspended 1 week. 


Soft drinks 


93 


Placed on file. 


Soft drinks 


27 


Granted after hearing. 


Soft drinks 


18 


Rejected after hearing. 


Soft drinks 


6 


Dismissed. 



Kind of License 



4 

Number 



Action Taken. 



Intelligence offices 
Intelligence offices 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Clubs 



Granted after hearing. 
Rejected after hearing. 
Granted after hearing. 
Rejected after hearing. 
Restrictions imposed. 
Revoked. 

Revoked (revocation suspended). 
Placed on file. 
Suspended 2 days. 
Suspended 1 month. 
Dismissed. 



906 



Note. — In 38 cases the Board suspended the license and on the termina- 
tion of the suspension the license was revoked and the revocation sus- 
pended. 

Table 1. — Liquor. 
The following is a classified list of the licenses in force Nov. 30, 1927 : — 
Fourth-class dealer, 3 Fifth-class license, 2 

Fourth-class druggist, 3 Third-class druggist, 215 
Number of Licenses Issued and Amount paid into the Treasury from 
Dec. 1, 1926 to Dec. 1, 1927. 

3 fourth-class dealers, at $300 $900 00 

3 fourth-class druggists, at $300 900 00 

233 third-class druggists, at $1 233 00 

2 fifth-class licenses, at $1 . 2 00 



Total 



$2,035 00 



Table 2. — Common Victualers and Innholders. 



Common Victualers 

Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered . 355 
For nonpayment . 93 

Rejected 

Revoked 

Transferred 

Fees collected 123 

Of the licenses granted, 16 were for lunch carts 

12 of which are in actual operation. 



2,652 
2,148 



448 
111 
56 
64 



$12,775 00 



1 5 licenses 1926 paid. 

2 3 licenses unpaid. 

3 6 licenses, fee refunded. 

Innholders. 

Applications granted ...... 73 

Places licensed . . . . . . 67 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 4 

For nonpayment . . 2 6 

Fees collected . $355 00 

The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 

Table 3. — Billiard, Pool and Sippio Tables and Bowling Alleys. 
Applications granted ...... 286 

Clubs . . . . 37 



323 



5 

Places licensed . . 257 

Places licensed (clubs) ..... 37 
Canceled : 

Surrendered 12 

For nonpayment . 5 17 

Rejected ........ 21 

Revoked ........ 4 

Transferred ....... 6 

Withdrawn ....... 7 

Additional 10 

Number of Tables and Alleys. 

Billiards 393 

Pool 1,256 

Bowling alleys 778 

Canceled for nonpayment ..... 5 
5 licenses for 15 tables and 16 alleys 

Fees collected $11,980 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5 for each 
table and alley. 

Table 4. — Intelligence Offices. 
Applications granted ...... 172 

Places licensed ....... 154 

Canceled : 

Surrendered Class 1 — 3 
For nonpayment Class 1 — 2 
Class 2—1 

Class 3—1 7 
Rejected ........ 8 

Transfers granted . . 12 
Fees collected $8,776 00 



Of the applications granted 

84 were first class, $6,300. 
70 were second class, $2,450. 
13 were third class, $26. 
The fee established by the Board is $75 for a first- 
class license; $35 for a second-class license; and $2 
for a third-class license. 

11 licensed places hold two classes of licenses. 

Table 5. — Picnic Groves. 



Applications granted ..... 2 

Places licensed ....... 2 

Fees collected . $10 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 
Table 6. — Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water or 

Fruit. 

Applications granted ...... 2,349 

Places licensed 2,009 

Canceled: 

Surrendered 224 

For nonpayment . 81 305 

Rejected 1 102 

Transferred ....... 52 

Transfers rejected ...... 5 

Withdrawn ....... 63 

Revoked ........ 34 

Fees collected 2 $11,340 00 



The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



1 License reconsidered and rejected. 

2 Unpaid license of 1926 collected. 



6 

Table 7. — Lodging Houses. 



Applications granted ...... 3,812 

Places licensed 3,336 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 372 

For nonpayment . 69 441 

Rejected 42 

Revoked 35 

Transferred 90 

Withdrawn ....... 1 

Fees collected 34 $7,494 00 

The fee established by the City is $2. 



3 5 licenses 1926 paid. 

4 1 license unpaid. 

Table 8. — Merry-Go-Round, Ferris Wheels, etc. 



Applications granted ...... 5 

Places licensed ....... 5 

Rejected ......... 1 

Fees collected $90 00 

The fee established by the Board is $1 for each 
class for each day licensed. 

Table 9. — Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks. 

Applications granted ...... 2,575 

Places licensed 2,223 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 220 

For nonpayment 1 . 84 304 

Rejected . . . 85 

Revoked ........ 51 

Transfers granted ...... 52 

Transfers rejected ...... 5 

Withdrawn 74 

Fees collected 2 $2,493 00 



The fee is established by law, not to exceed $1. 



1 1 unpaid license 1926. 
2 1 unpaid license 1926. 

Table 10. — Firearms. 



Applications granted ...... 24 

Places licensed ....... 24 

Transferred ....... 1 

Fees collected .... $120 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 11. — Entertainment, etc. 

Applications granted: Innholders ... 29 

Common victualers . 110 

Soft drinks ... 7 

Clubs 1 .... 7 

Canceled: Common victualers . . 11 

Rejected: Innholders ... 2 

Common victualers . . 2 

Club .... 1 

Transferred: Club .... 1 

Revoked: Common victualers . 2 

Club .... 1 

Places in operation 139 

Fees collected $70 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 



1 1 club granted for balance of year 1926-1927 and renewed 1927-1928. 
1 club granted as a club, changed to common victualer later. 
1 club revoked, leaving 4 clubs in existence Dec. 1. 



Under the Statute a person conducting entertain- 
ments, etc., in connection with the sale of drinks, 
shall pay a fee fixed by the licensing authorities at 
not more than $5, but holders of innholder and com- 
mon victualer licenses are exempt from this fee. 

Table 12. — Miscellaneous Receipts. 

Recording fees $241 00 

Sale of Firearms Record books ...... 10 20 

Total amount received and paid into the treasury on account 
of miscellaneous licenses and receipts ..... $57,789 20 

Table 13. — Holders of Licenses Arranged According to Nativity. 











Retail 


Fruit 






T J • 

Lodging 


Common 


inn- 


Vendors of 


Ice Cream 


Fire- 




Houses 


Victualers 


holders 


ooic jjrinKs 


etc. 


arms 


Albanian 




32 




64 


Do 




Algerian 




I 






_ • " 


• * 


American 


1,<50 


1,082 


l 6 


CO! 


ODO 


9 


Arabian 










1 




Armenian 


1 A 


AO 




X 1 I 


ion 




Austrian 


11 


i a 
IB 




1 O 


1 c 
lb 




Belgian 


9 


a 

2S 






1 




Canadian 


784 


li i 


I 


7 
64 


67 




ozecno olav. 


3 












Chinese 




00 




o 
a 


■ ■ 




Danish 


4 


2 




1 


1 




Dutch 


8 


Q 






a 

e 


1 




English 


i tti 

101 


6 i 






50 


1 


Kinlander 


5 


J 




' " 


• ■ 




French 


22 


9 


o 

o 


6 


5 




German 


36 


32 


1 


21 


16 




Greek 


30 


395 




211 


204 




Hebrew 








4 


2 




Hungarian 


! i 


i 




3 


2 




Irish 


559 


105 


i 


140 


126 


3 


Italian 


31 


282 


7 


534 


473 




Japanese 


2 


9 










Latvian 


1 


1 










Lithuanian 


10 


20 




42 


38 




Norwegian 


11 


4 




4 


7 




Polish 


53 


29 




55 


49 




Porto Rican 


1 












Portuguese 


19 


14 




ii 


9 




Roumanian 


2 


2 




6 


7 




Russian 


32 


368 




484 


482 


10 


Scotch ^ . 


62 


13 




11 


11 


1 


So. American 














Spanish 




3 




3 


3 




Swedish 


88 


16 




7 


4 




Swiss 


1 






2 






Syrian 


162 


43 




81 


92 " 




Turkish 




18 




20 


21 




Ukranian 




1 




1 


2 




West Indian 


32 


4 




4 


4 






3,907 


2,746 


89 


2,661 


2,445 


24 



Expenditures from Dec. 1, 1926, to Dec. 1 
Personal Service. 
Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent employes 
Temporary employes 

Services Other than Personal. 
Printing and binding 
Light . . . . 

Rent 

Communication .... 
Cleaning 

General plant repairs 

Equipment 

Office .... 
Library .... 



1927. 



$25,162 38 
364 42 

50 00 
188 54 
4,500 00 
310 84 
12 41 
64 45 

127 61 
28 25 



8 

Supplies. 

Office $1,112 43 

Food and ice 43 00 

Laundry, cleaning, etc. ....... 3 90 



Total $31,968 23 

Legislation. 

The legislature, during the year last passed, has made no change in the 
laws relating to the character of licenses granted by the Board except 
that Chapter 326 of the Acts of 1927 adds machine guns to the firearms 
provided to be sold by licensed dealers only. 

Sale of Firearms. 

The number of licenses issued to dealers in firearms is less than in 
previous years. The rule adopted by the Board that air pistols are fire- 
arms within the meaning of the law, and that in the purchase of firearms 
there is no distinction between a resident and non-resident purchaser, 
from a licensed dealer has been acquiesced in by the Board's licensees. 
Entertainment Licenses. 
Chapter 299 of the Acts of 1926. 

This act radically changed the law relating to the granting of licenses 
for entertainments given by hotels, restaurants and other establishments 
where food and drink are sold and is so recent and so often misunderstood 
that the principal material portion of said act applicable to the City of 
Boston, and the terms and conditions of the licenses granted are again 
published, viz.: 

Section 183A. "No innholder, common victualer or person own- 
ing, managing or controlling a cafe, restaurant or other eating or 
drinking establishment shall, as a part of his usual business, offer 
to view, set up, set on foot, maintain or carry on a concert, dance, 
exhibition, cabaret or public show of any description at which food 
or drink or other refreshment is sold for cash, or in connection with 
which, after free admission, music or other amusement is provided 
or furnished upon payment or deposit of money, either as a cover 
charge or in payment for food, drink or other refreshment, unless 
and until a license therefor, to be exercised on week days only, has 
been issued by the licensing authorities, who may upon written ap- 
plication and upon such terms or conditions as they may prescribe, 
grant such a license for any and all of the purposes hereinbefore de- 
scribed and may, after written notice to the licensees, suspend or, 
after hearing revoke the same." 
In accordance with the act, the Board has established the following 

terms and conditions which are made a part of the license and printed 

thereon. 

1. The licensed premises shall be subject to inspection by the police of 
the City of Boston and the duly authorized agents of the Licensing Board. 

2. No intoxicated person shall be allowed nor shall the sale, distribution 
or drinking of intoxicating liquors be permitted, on the licensed premises. 

3. Improper dancing by patrons or objectionable entertainment shall 
not be permitted. The entertainment and dancing must be confined to 
some space provided for the purpose. 

4. Booths hereinafter erected, in which refreshments are to be served, 
shall not be more than 4 feet 6 inches in height, and a plan showing the 
location and character of the booths must be submitted to the Licensing 
Board for its approval. 

5. The licensed premises must be well lighted at all times. 

6. The Licensing Board reserves the right to change or add to the fore- 
going terms and conditions after notice to the licensee. 

The charter of a social club usually gives it the right to provide refresh- 
ment and entertainment for its members. 



9 

Prior to the enactment of the foregoing statute, the Licensing Board 
had no control over a club having a charter from the Commonwealth un- 
less it had applied for and received some one of the various licenses issued 
by it. 

At the date of this report, three chartered clubs hold both common vic- 
tualer and entertainment licenses, and four chartered clubs hold entertain- 
ment licenses. 

Safety of Lodging Houses. 
Because of the danger to life from fire, applications for lodging house 
licenses are referred to the Building Department as to means of egress 
in the event of fire, and during the past year much progress has been made 
in equipping buildings so used with fire escapes or other approved means 
of egress. 

Gambling Devices. 
To circumvent the law relating to gambling devices there has been in- 
troduced a new vending machine for the sale of mints in packages. Each 
nickle inserted in this vending machine delivers one package of mints, 
which is of little value. In addition to the delivery of a package of mints 
the machine may deliver tokens up to the number of twenty. From the 
gross number of nickles deposited in a machine the cost of the mints is 
subtracted and the difference divided fifty-fifty between the owner and 
the licensee of the machine. By a private arrangement between the owner 
of the machine and the licensee, these tokens may be received by the li- 
censee for the purchase of the merchandise and are redeemed by the 
owner of the machine. This in the opinion of the Board makes these ma- 
chines gambling devices and consequently illegal. Since the first of Jan- 
uary 1927 many cases have been brought before the Board involving the 
use of these machines, and the Board has ruled that the continued pos- 
session of such a machine by its licensee will void his license. 

General Matters. 
The Board again expresses its appreciation of the faithful and efficient 
service rendered by its secretary and clerks. The relations of the Board 
with the various departments of the city with which it comes in contact 
are cordial and harmonious. 

DAVID T. MONTAGUE, 
ARTHUR J. SELFRIDGE, 
MARY E. DRISCOLL, 

Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



Bublic Document 

JEije Commontoealtf) of fWassiacfjusettS 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

>>wuf*,; LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

FOR THE 
Year Ending November 30, 1928 




Publication of this Document approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
200— 1-'29. No. 4446 



2 

MAR 20 1929 I 
&ht Commontoealtt) of fHasisacfjusictts: 

December 1, 1928. 

To His Excellency Alvan T. Fuller; Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts. 

Sir : — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits 
its twenty-third annual report covering the year ending November 30, 1928. 

Personnel of the Board. 

David T. Montague, Chairman, Arthur J. Selfridge, Mary E. Dris- 
COLL, constitute the present Board. 

Financial. 

Receipts and Disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1928. 
Miscellaneous licenses . . $54,411 00 

Liquor licenses .... 2,049 00 
Miscellaneous receipts . 255 00 

$56,715 00 

Expenses of the board, salaries, 

rent, lights, etc. 33,177 71 



Excess receipts over expenditures $23,537 29 

Licenses Granted by the Board. 

1. Third-class liquor, Retail druggists ..... 247 

2. Fourth-class liquor, Wholesale dealers .... 6 

3. Fifth-class, Industrial alcohol . . 2 

4. Soft drinks 2,453 

5. Innholders and Common Victualers 2,677 

6. Lodging houses ........ 3,668 

7. Intelligence offices ........ 165 

8. Sale of Firearms 19 

9. Billiard and Pool tables end Bowling alleys . . 328 

10. Skating rinks, Ferris wheels and Merry-Go-Rounds . . 3 

11. Picnic groves ......... 2 

12. Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, suda water and fruit 2,262 

13. Amusement, required by chap. 299, Acts of 1926 ... 138 

Total number of applications acted on during the year: 
Granted 11,970 
Rejected 294 



12,264 



HEARINGS. 

'33 Hearings have been held by the Board during the year as follows : 



Kind of License 


Number Action Taken 


Third-class druggists 


3 


Revoked 


Third-class druggists 


4 


Granted after hearing 


Third-class druggists 


1 


Rejected after hearing 


Third-class druggists 


1 


Dismissed 


Innholders . 


1 


Revoked 


Innholders 


2 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Innholders . 


3 


Dismissed 


Innholders 


12 


Placed on file 


Innholders 


2 


Restricted 


Common victualers 


43 


Revoked 


Common victualers 


51 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Common victualers 


3 


Suspended 1 month 


Common victualers 


7 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Common victualers 


12 


Suspended 1 week 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 3 weeks 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 3 days 


Common victualers 


2 


Suspended balance of license year 


Common victualers 


37 


Placed on file 


Common victualers 


20 


Granted after hearing 


Common victualers 


29 


Rejected after hearing 


Common victualers 


11 


Dismissed 


Common victualers 


1 


Complaint Board of Health, sus- 






pended till place cleaned up 


Common victualers 


6 


Miscellaneous 


Fruit, etc. . 


18 


Revoked 


Fruit, etc. . 


18 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Fruit, etc. . 


2 


Suspended 1 month 


Fruit, etc. . 


4 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Fruit, etc. . 


6 


Suspended 1 week 


Fruit, etc. . 


47 


Placed on file 


Fruit, etc. . 


11 


Granted after hearing 


Fruit, etc. . 


6 


Rejected after hearing 


Fruit, etc. . 


3 


Miscellaneous 


Billiard and Pool 


7 


Revoked 


billiard ana Fool 


6 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


billiard and Jrool 


1 


Suspended 1 week 


Billiard and Pool 


1 


Suspended 2 weeks 


rsimara ana rooi 


6 


Placed on file 


Billiard and Pool 


8 


Granted after hearing 


Billiard and Pool 


7 


Rejected after hearing 


r>iiiiara ana ± ooi 


3 


Dismissed 


.biiiiaia ana Jrooi 


3 


Miscellaneous 


Lodging Houses 


27 


Revoked 


Lodging Houses . 


28 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


juouging xiouses 


30 


Placed on file 


Lodging Houses 


8 


Granted after hearing 


Lodging Houses 


2 


Rejected after hearing 


Lodging Houses 


27 


Dismissed 


Lodging Houses . 


3 


Miscellaneous 


Soft drinks 


66 


Revoked 


Soft drinks 


23 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Soft drinks 


2 


Suspended 1 month 


Soft drinks 


4 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Soft drinks 


7 


Suspended 1 week 


Soft drinks 


48 


Placed on file 


Soft drinks 


13 


Granted after hearing 


Soft drinks 


11 


Rejected after hearing 



Kind of License 


Number Action Taken 


Soft drinks 


4 


Dismissed 


Soft Hvinlr^ 


4 


T\/r • 11 _ 

Miscellaneous 


Tntpll i crpTiPp offipP 5 ? 


3 


T"» 11 

Revoked 


Tntpllicrpnpp offlPP«l 

X 11 LClll^ UlUtCO 


1 


Granted after hearing 


Tnfplli p"pnfp offipp^ 


3 


Rejected after hearing 


TntpllicrpriPP offipP 5 ? 

1 11 LClil^ Cll^CT VJlllV_CO 


2 


Miscellaneous 


T^lntpi'tpi lTrmpnt ptp 

J..j]iLCl L cl 1 J.1 lllT^ 1 1 L f v IL. 


3 


Granted after hearing 


THntprtainTYiPTit pfp 


4 


Rejected after hearing 


T^Tii'Pvtfi in TYipnt pfp 

JL-JilLv^l lei 111111C11 L , C Lt. 


2 


Restrictions imposed 


T^ln+pvta inmpnt pfp 

-L-JllLv^l Lei 1 11 111C; 11 L ? CLt. 


2 


Revoked 


Entertainment, etc. 


8 


Revoked (revocation suspended) 


Entertainment, etc. 


10 


Placed on file 


Flntprtainmpnt pfp 


3 


Suspended 1 week 


Entertainment, etc. 


8 


Miscellaneous 




733 





29 



Note. — In 34 cases the Board suspended the license for a definite term 
and on the termination of the suspension the license was revoked but the 
revocation suspended. 

Of the Cases Placed on File 

54 were for violation of the Sunday law, sale of bread, etc. 
18 were for violation of the liquor law in which the evidence was insuffi- 
cient to suspend or revoke, 
were for violation of the lodging house laws, failure to register or im- 
morality, for which the licensee could not be held entirely respon- 
sible. 

2 were for violations of the pool, etc. laws, minors, gaming and lottery 
slips. 

11 were miscellaneous cases. 

Table 1. — Liquor. 

The following is a classified list of the licenses in force Nov. 30, 1928 :— 
Fourth-class dealer, 3 Fifth-class license, 2 

Fourth-class druggist, 3 Third-class druggist, 247 
Number of Licenses Issued and Amount paid into the Treasury from 
Dec. 1, 1927 to Dec. 1, 1928. 
3 fourth-class dealers, at $300 $900 00 

3 fourth-class druggists, at $300 
247 third-class druggists, at $1 . 
2 fifth-class licenses, at $1 



Total 

Table 2.- 

Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For nonpayment 



900 00 
- 247 00 
2 00 

$2,049 00 



-Common Victualers and Innholders. 
Common Victualers. 

2,615 
2,119 



Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Fees collected 123 . 

Of the licenses granted, 26 were for dining cars 
22 of which are in actual operation. 



351 
102 



453 
101 
43 
56 



$12 ; 560 00 



1 2 unpaid licenses of 1921 

- 3 licenses unpaid. 

3 2 licenses paid twice. 



paid. 



5 



INNHOLDERS. 

Applications granted ...... 62 

Places licensed ....... 57 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 4 
Revoked ........ 1 

Withdrawn ....... 1 

Fees collected $310 00 



The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



Table 3. — Billiard, Pool and Sippio Tables and Bowling Alleys. 



Applications granted 
Clubs 



Places licensed 

Places licensed (clubs) 

Canceled : 

Surrendered ... 20 
For nonpayment ... 1 

Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Additional . 



Number of Tables and Alleys 

Billiards 

Pool .... 
Bowling alleys 
Canceled for nonpayment 
1 license for 8 alleys 
Fees collected 

The fee established by the Board is $5 for each 
table and alley. 



291 
37 

328 
252 
37 



21 
23 
7 
8 
14 
11 



389 
1,290 
771 
1 



$12,210 00 



Table 4. — Intelligence Offices. 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered 

For nonpayment 



Class 
Class 
Class 



Class 2—3 



Rejected ....... 

Transfers granted ..... 

Fees collected ...... 

Of the applications granted 

86 were first class, $6,450. 
69 were second class, $2,415. 
11 were third class, $22. 
The fee established by the Board is $75 for a first- 
class license; $35 for a second-class license; and $2 
for a third-class license. 

13 licensed places hold two classes of licenses. 



165 
139 



9 
7 
12 



$8,707 00 



Table 5. — Picnic Groves. 

Applications granted ...... 2 

Places licensed ....... 2 

Rejected ........ 1 

Fees collected .... $10 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 6. — Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water or 

Fruit. 



Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For nonpayment 



Rejected 
Transferred 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn 
Revoked 
Fees collected* 

The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



195 
87 



2,262 
1,962 



282 
60 
69 
1 
63 
18 



$10,870 00 



Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For nonpayment 



*1 license unpaid. 

Table 7. — Lodging Houses. 



315 
85 



Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Fees collected 1 2 3 . 

The fee established by the City is $2. 



3,668 
3,241 



400 
22 
27 
85 



$7,170 00 



1 1927 license paid. 

2 4 licenses unpaid. 

3 5 duplicate payments. 

Table 8. — Merry-Go-Round, Ferris Wheels, etc. 

Applications granted ...... 3 

Places licensed ....... 2 

Fees collected ...... 

The fee established by the Board is $1 for each 
class for each day licensed. 

Table 9. — Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks. 



$56 00 



Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For nonpayment 



Rejected 
Revoked 

Transfers granted 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 1 

The fee is established by law, not to exceed $1. 



200 
84 



2,453 
2,136 



284 
67 
33 
70 
1 
70 



$2,368 00 



1 1 unpaid license. 



7 



Table 10. — Firearms. 
Applications granted . 19 
Places licensed ....... 19 

Fees collected $95 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 11. — Entertainment, etc. 

Applications granted: Innholders ... 17 

Common victualers 109 

Soft drinks 11 

Clubs 1 

Canceled : 

Surrendered Common victualers 9 

Nonpayment Soft drinks ... 1 

Rejected: Common victualers 9 

Club .... 4 

Transferred: Common victualers 1 

Revoked: Common victualers 1 

Innholders ... 1 

Withdrawn: Innholders ... 1 

Places in operation 126 
Fees collected ... $55 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 12. — Miscellaneous Receipts. 

Recording fees $255 00 

Total amount received and paid into the treasury on 

account of miscellaneous licenses and receipts . $54,666 00 



Table 13. — Holders of Licenses Arranged According to Nativity. 



Retail Fruit 
Lodging Common Inn- Vendors of Ice Cream, Fire- 

Houses Victualers holders Soft Drinks etc. arms 



Albanian 


8 


29 




59 


62 


American 


1,679 


1,175 


63 


646 


553 


Arabian 




1 








Armenian 


14 


51 




117 


122 


Australian 


1 










Austrian 


9 


18 




13 


14 


Belgian 


10 






1 


1 


Canadian 


697 


135 




71 


52 


Czecho Slav . 


3 










Chinese 




30 




1 


1 


Danish 


r. * 


4 




1 


1 


Dutch . 


6 






3 


4 


Egyptian 


: i 










English 


131 


39 




43 


45 


Finlander 


8 


4 








French 


26 


10 




4 


A 


German 


42 


31 




20 


14 


Grecian 


15 j 


362 


3 


165 


177 


Hungarian 


2' 


1 




1 




Irish 


574 


90 




111 


98 


Italian 


33 


301 


2 


493 


462 


Japanese . 


2 


2 








Lithuanian . 


9 


16 




51 


41 


Norwegian 


10 


5 




3 


5 


Polish . 


60 


29 




65 


58 


Portuguese 


18 


11 




9 


9 


Roumanian . 


2 


12 




6 


8 


Russian 


' 41 


327 




421 


411 


Scotch 


56 


9 




5 


4 


Spanish 


2 


5 




3 


3 


Swedish 


82- 


17 




6 


5 


Swiss 




1 




2 




Syrian 


156 


36 




92 


93 


Turkish 


6 


27 




28 


30 


Ukranian 


F- 1 


3 








Welsh 


2 










West Indies . 


31 


5 






2 



3,741 2,786 75 2,440 2,279 19 



8 

Expenditures from Dec. 1, 1927, to Dec. 1, 1928. 

Personal Service. 

Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent employes 
Temporary employes 

Services Other than Personal. 
Printing and binding 
Light 
Rent 

Communication 
Cleaning . 
Investigation, etc. 
General plant repairs 



Office 

Library . 
Office 

Food and ice 
Laundry, cleaning, etc. 

Total 



Equipment. 



Supplies. 



$25,703 74 
602 79 



43 75 
212 95 
4,500 00 
327 03 

12 53 
191 30 

72 75 



47 00 
27 50 



1,346 58 

85 74 

4 05 

. $33,177 71 



Legislation. 

The legislation of 1928 made no change in the laws relating to the 
Board or to the licenses granted by it. 

Entertainment Licenses. 

Chapter 299 of the Acts of 1926. 

The furnishing by hotels and restaurants of entertainment in their 
dining rooms has greatly increased in recent years and seems to be still 
increasing. This entertainment usually consists of music, dancing and 
cabaret or some one or more of these forms of amusement. The cabarets 
and dancing are, as a rule, unobjectionable, and much of the music is 
pleasing. The use by patrons of intoxicating liquor at the tables, how- 
ever, causes one of the hardest problems of the Board. Of course not all 
places are alike in this respect. In some there is little if any evidence of 
the use of intoxicating liquor, in others there is no doubt of its use by 
patrons. Very little evidence is presented to the Board of the furnishing 
of intoxicating liquors to guests by the management of hotels and the bet- 
ter class of restaurants, and the Board believes that such furnishing is 
rare. 

The problem is to what extent should the management be held respon- 
sible for the use or display of intoxicating liquor at the "table by a guest 
who has brought the liquor to the premises for consumption. 

The use of intoxicating liquor in public places is undoubtedly contrary 
to both the letter and spirit of the prohibitory law. Neither the law nor 
the Board require impossibilities, but it seems to the Board that the man- 
agement should be held responsible for knowingly permitting the use or 
display of intoxicating liquor by a guest at a table of a hotel or restaurant. 
The rules of the Board concerning entertainment licenses are again pub- 
lished : 

1. The licensed premises shall be subject to inspection by the police of 
the City of Boston and the duly authorized agents of the Licensing Board. 

2. No intoxicated person shall be allowed, nor shall the sale, distribu- 
tion or drinking of intoxicating liquors be permitted, on the licensed 
premises. 



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3. Improper dancing by patrons or objectionable entertainment shall 
not be permitted. The entertainment and dancing must be confined to 
some space provided for the purpose. 

4. Booths hereafter erected, in which refreshments are to be served, 
shall not be more than 4 feet 6 inches in height, and a plan showing the 
location and character of the booths must be submitted to the Licensing 
Board for its approval. 

5. The licensed premises must be well lighted at all times. 

6. The Licensing Board reserves the right to change or add to the 
foregoing terms and conditions after notice to the licensee. 

Lodging Houses. 

The Board continues to refer new applications to the Building Depart- 
ment for report as to safety from fire. As a whole, the lodging houses of 
the city appear to be well conducted and complaints concerning them are 
few in proportion to the number. 

Gambling Devices. 

There are various machines or devices on the market, some providing 
for the sale of candy or other merchandise, others involving the playing 
of so-called games, but all holding out an invitation to gamble. Some of 
these contrivances have been held illegal by the courts ; others have not to 
the knowledge of the Board been before any court. The Board requests 
its licensees not to have on licensed premises any machine or device of 
which the element of chance appears to be the principal appeal. 

Sunday Fruit, etc. Licenses. 

These licenses permit the sale of four articles only, namely, fruit, ice 
cream, confectionery and soda water, which last is construed to include 
the usual so-called soft drinks. Many of the holders of these licenses sell 
bread and other foodstuffs during the week but on Sunday cannot legally 
sell a loaf of bread or piece of cake to go with the ice cream. Living con- 
ditions have materially changed during the past few years and in some 
sections of the city the amount and variety of household supplies usually 
carried is very small. Bakers may legally sell foodstuffs of their own 
baking between certain hours on Sunday and there were formerly many 
small bakeries, but now most of the baking is done by large concerns 
which may have no retail store. It is hard to say just where the line 
should be drawn, but in view of present conditions and tendencies, the 
Board is of the opinion that the law might well be made more liberal with 
reference to the sale of certain foodstuffs on Sunday. 

Action Taken by the Board. 

The principal penalties imposed by the Board on the holder of a license 
are revocation, or suspension for a term, or a suspended revocation during 
good behavior, in effect, probation. The first puts the licensee out of busi- 
ness and is not imposed except for a serious offense or where a series of 
minor offenses make it appear that the licensee either cannot or will not 
conduct his business properly: the second is imposed for a less serious 
offense and when it appears that thus warned the licensee will be likely 
to conduct his business in the future according to law and the terms of 
his license : the third is a kind of probation and is often imposed to follow 
a definite suspension, or sometimes where the offense (though proved) is 
so slight or the evidence, in the opinion of the Board, insufficient to war- 
rant either a revocation or suspension, or where the charges are not fully 
proved yet the circumstances are very suspicious, and this penalty has a 
special use in connection with complaints against lodging houses and inn- 
holders. The suspension of a lodging house or innholder's license is prac- 
tically equivalent to a revocation because it empties the house and de- 



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stroys the business. Consequently- if the offense of a licensee of a hotel 
or lodging house is not enough to warrant a revocation but is serious, the 
third penalty is the one usually imposed. Suspension of any other license 
may be a severe penalty, the result of stopping a substantial business 
being sometimes more serious than a heavy fine. 

The term "placed on file" means that the charge against the licensee is 
sustained by the evidence presented but that the offense is very slight, 
or there are mitigating circumstances so that the Board thinks a warning 
is sufficient. The term "dismissed" means that the evidence presented to 
the Board does not sustain the charge or complaint. 

The Board gives a hearing on every complaint and no penalty is im- 
posed without a hearing. 

General Matters. 

The Board's relations with other departments are cordial and satisfac- 
tory and it desires to express its appreciation of the courtesy shown and 
assistance given by the representatives of those departments with which 
it comes in contact and its appreciation of the continued faithful and effi- 
cient service rendered by its secretary and clerks. 

DAVID T. MONTAGUE, 
ARTHUR J. SELFRIDGE, 
MARY E. DRISCOLL, 

Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



Public Document No. 74 



GHje Commontoealtf) of $la*gacfjugetts 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30, 1929 




Publication of this Document approved by the Commission on Administration and Financb 
200. 4-'30. No. 8520. g, 



/ 2 

MAY 8 1930 
Vfte Commontoealtt) qf m***t\>n*ttt* I 

December 1, 1929. 

To His Excellency Frank G. Allien, Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts. 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits 
its twenty-fourth annual report covering the year ending November 30, 1929. 

Personnel of the Board 

David T. Montague, Chairman, Arthur J. Selfridge, Mary E. Dris- 
coll, constitute the present Board. Mr. Selfridge was reappointed and 
confirmed in December, 1928. 

Financial 

Receipts and disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1929. 
Miscellaneous licenses . . $53,943 00 

Liquor licenses ...... 2,525 25 

Miscellaneous receipts .... 265 00 

$56,733 25 

Expenses of the board, salaries, rent, lights, etc. 33,322 13 



Excess receipts over expenditures .... . . $23,411 12 



Licenses 'Granted by the Board 

1. Third-class liquor, Retail druggists .... 

2. Fourth-class liquor, Wholesale dealers .... 

3. Fifth-class, Industrial alcohol ..... 

4. Soft drinks 

5. Innholders and Common Victualers .... 

6. Lodging houses ........ 

7. Intelligenee offices ....... 

8. Sale of Firearms 

9 Billiard and Pool tables and Bowling alleys 

10. Skating rinks, Ferris wheels and Merry-Go-Rounds 

1 1". Picnic groves ........ 

12. Sunday ssie of ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit 

13. Entertainment, required by chap. 299, Acts of 1926 

Tota) number of applications acted on during the year: 

Granted 11,906 
Rejected 315 

12,221 

The Board has held 660 formal hearings during the year in addition to 
many informal conferences. 



8 
1 

2,425 
2,636 
3,642 
173 
16 
322 
3 
2 

2,258 
170 



3 im 

HEARINGS 



Kind of License Number Action Taken 



ird-class druggists . 


9 


Granted after hearing 


ird-class druggists . 


1 


Rejected after hearing 


Third-class druggists . 


1 


Dismissed 


Innholders 


3 


Revoked 


i holders 


2 


Dismissed 


Innholders 


10 


Placed on file 


Innholders 


2 


Granted after hearing 


Innholders 


1 


Restricted 


Common victualers 


31 


Revoked 


Common victualers 


34 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Common victualers 


2 


Suspended 1 month 


Common victualers 


4 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Common victualers 


7 


Suspended 1 week 


Common victualers 


6 


Suspended 3 days 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended indefinitely 


Common victualers 


23 


Placed on file 


Common victualers 


19 


Granted after hearing 


Common victualers 


13 


Rejected after hearing 


Common victualers 


14 


Dismissed 


Common victualers 


3 


Miscellaneous 


Fruit, etc. . 


13 


Revoked 


Fruit, etc. . 


17 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Fruit, etc. . 


6 


Suspended 1 month 


Fruit, etc. . 


8 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Fruit, etc. . 


6 


Suspended 1 week 


Fruit, etc. . 


2 


Suspended balance license year 


Fruit, etc. . 


22 


Placed on file 


Fruit, etc. 


13 


Granted after hearing 


Fruit, etc. . 


24 


Rejected after hearing 


Fruit, etc. . 


3 


Miscellaneous 


Billiard and Pool 


7 


Revoked 


Billiard and Pool 


3 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Billiard and Pool 


4 


Placed on file 


Billiard and Pool 


4 


Granted after hearing 


Billiard and Pool 


13 


Rejected after hearing 


Billiard and Pool 


5 


Dismissed 


Lodging houses . 


75 


In regard to fire escapes 


Lodging houses . 


19 


Revoked 


Lodging houses . 


31 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Lodging houses . 


19 


Placed on file 


Lodging houses . 


1 


Granted after hearing 


Lodging houses . 


6 


Rejected after hearing 


Lodging houses . 


35 


Dismissed 


Lodging houses . 


2 


Suspended indefinitely 


Lodging houses . 


1 


Miscellaneous 


Soft drinks. 


21 


Revoked 


Soft drinks . 


21 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Soft drinks . 


6 


Suspended 1 month 


Soft drinks . 


9 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Soft drinks . 


6 


Suspended 1 week 


Soft drinks. 


2 


Suspended balance license year 


Soft drinks . 


17 


Placed on file 


Soft drinks . 


11 


Granted after hearing 


Soft drinks . 


14 


Rejected after hearing 


Soft drinks . 


2 


Dismissed 


Soft drinks . 


1 


Miscellaneous 


Intelligence offices 


1 


Placed on file 



Kind of License 



4 

X umber 



Action Taken 



Intelligence offices 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 



1 

2 
2 
6 
4 
4 
2 

3 

660 



Rejected after hearing 
Rejected after hearing- 
Dismissed 
Revoked 

Revoked (revocation suspende< 
Placed on file and cautioned 
Suspended 1 week 
Suspended 3 days 



Note. — In 50 cases the Board suspended the license for a definite term 
and on the termination of the suspension the license was revoked but the 
revocation suspended. 

Liquor licenses are issued under the Massachusetts Liquor Law subject 
to Federal laws and regulations. The fee for a third and a fifth class license 
is fixed by statute at one dollar. 

Table 1. — Liquor 
The following is a classified list of the licenses in force November 30, 1929: 
Fourth-class dealer, 4 Fifth-class license, 1 

Fourth-class druggist 3 Third-class druggist, 238 

246 

Number of Licenses Issued and Amount Paid into the Treasury from December 
1, 1928, to December 1, 1929 
4 fourth-class dealers, at $300 . $1,200 00 



3 fourth-class druggists, at $300 
1 fourth-class druggist 
250 third-class druggists, at $1 
1 fifth-class license, at $1 . 



900 00 
174 25 
250 00 
1 00 



Total 



$2,525 2 = 



Table 2. — Common Victualers and Innholders 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered . 

For non-payment 



Common Victualers 



322 
99 



Rejected . . . \ . . . 
Revoked . . . . . 

Transferred ....... 

Fees collected 12 . . . . .. 

Of the licenses granted, 38 were for dining cars, 30 of 
which are in actual operation. 



2,579 
2,127 



421 
60 
31 
72 



$12,395 00 



3 (1928) licenses paid. 



2 1 license reconsidered and rejected. 



In 



n holders 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered . 
Rejected : 
Revoked .... 
Fees collected 

The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



57 
46 

8 
2 
3 



$285 00 



rABLE 3. — Billiard. Pool and Sippio Tables and Bowling Alleys 

. H: k . . 283 
40 



Applications granted 
Clubs . 



Places licensed 
Places licensed (clubs) 
Canceled : 

Surrendered . 

For non-payment 

Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn . 
Additional 



12 
6 



323 
256 
40 



18 
34 
7 
4 

8 
2 



Number of Tables and Alleys 

Billiards 

Pool 

Bowling; alleys 

Canceled for noh-pavment ..... 

19 Billiard. 33 Pool. 6 Bowling Alleys 
Fees collected . . . . . 

The fee established by the Board is $5 for each 
table and alley. 



370 
1,246 
774 
6 



$11,660 00 



Table 4. — Intelligence Offices 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered 

For non-payment 



Class 1 
Class 2 
Class 1 
Class 2 



Rejected ........ 

Transfers granted ...... 

Fees collected 1 ....... 

Of the applications granted 

90 were first class, $6,750 
72 were second class, 2,520 
11 were third class. 22 

The fee established by the Board is $75 for a first- 
class license; $35 for a second-class license; and $2 
for a third-class license. 

11 licensed places hold two classes of licenses. 



173 
149 



13 
3 
19 



,822 00 



1 1 Class 1 license reconsidered and rejected. 



Table 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 

Rejected ..... 
Fees collected .... 

The fee established by the Board is $5 



Picnic Groves 



$10 00 



Table (>. — Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water or 

Fruit 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled: 

Surrendered . 

For non-payment 



Rejected 
Transferred 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn . 
Revoked 

Fees collected 1 2 . 

The fee fixed bv Statute is not to exceed $5. 



197 

46 



2,258 
2,002 



243 
74 
74 
2 
26 
13 



$11,060 00 



Table 



1 1 license unpaid. 

Applications gran ted 
Places licensed 
Canceled: 

Surrendered . 

For non-payment 



Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Fees collected 123 

The fee established by the City is 



2 Unpaid license 1928, paid. 

Lodging Houses 



314 

58 



3,642 
3,251 



372 
64 
19 
90 



$7,166 00 



License unpaid. 



3 (1928) licenses paid. 



3 1(1928) license canceled for non-payment. 



Table 8. — Merry-Go-Round, Ferris Wheels, etc. 
Applications granted ...... 2 

Places licensed ....... 2 

Fees collected ... 

The fee established by the Board is $1 for each 
class for each day licensed. 



$11 00 



Table 9. — Roller Skating Rinks 
Applications granted ..... 

Places licensed ... . . . . 

Fees collected ...... 

The fee established bv law not to exceed $5. 



$5 00 



Table 10. 
Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled: 

Surrendered . 

For non-payment 



Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 

2,425 



Rejected 
Revoked 

Transfers granted 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn . 
Fees collected 1 

The fee is established bv law, not to exceed $1. 



196 
57 



2,151 



253 
52 
21 
71 
1 
25 



$2,369 00 



1 1 unpaid license 1928, paid. 



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Table 11. — Firearms 

Applications granted 
Places licensed .... 
Transferred .... 
Fees collected .... 

The fee established bv the Board is $5. 



16 
16 

2 



$80 00 



Applications granted: 



Canceled : 

Surrendered 

Non-payment 
Rejected: 



Revoked : 

Places in operation 
Fees collected 



Table 12. — Entertainment, etc. 

Innholders . 16 

Common victualers 137 

Fruit .... 1 

Soft drinks 15 

Club 1 

Innholder .... 1 
Common victualers 7 
Soft drinks ... 1 
Common victualers 20 
Soft drinks ... 2 
Club ..... 1 
Common victualers 5 
156 



$80 00 



Table 13. — Miscellaneous Receipts 

Recording fees $259 00 

Sale of Firearms books ....... 6 00 

Total amount received and paid into the treasury on ac- 
count of miscellaneous licenses and receipts . $54,208 00 



Table 14. — Holders of Licenses Arranged According to Nativity 











Retail 


Fruit, 






Lodging 


Common 


Inn- 


Vendors of 


Ice Cream, 


Fire- 




Houses 


Victualers 


holders 


Soft Drinks 


etc. 


arms 


Albanian 


1 


44 




64 


66 




American 


. 1,608 
6 


1,154 


63 


660 


571 


9 


Arabian 


1 










Armenian 


11 


46 




104 


112 




Austrian 


10 


15 




20 


21 




Belgian 


9 






1 






Canadian 


760 


144 




65 


48 




Chinese . 




21 




1 






Czecho Slav . 


5 












Danish . 


8 


2 






' i 




Dutch . 


2 






3 


3 




English 


140 


40 




47 


46 




Finlander 


6 


3 










French . 


22 


8 




1 


i 




German 


32 


31 




19 


14 




Grecian . 


' '. 24 


355 




165 


173 




Hungarian 


2 


1 




1 


1 




Irish 


551 


77 


2 


108 


112 




Italian 


38 


298 




502 


456 




Japanese 


1 


2 










Lithuanian 


9 


15 




44 


36 




Norwegian 


9 


5 




4 


5 




Polish . 


68 


26 




50 


38 




Portuguese 


14 


15 




12 


12 




Roumanian 


2 


4 




10 


11 




Russian 


36 


342 




451 


457 


2 


Scotch . 


72 


7 




10 


9 


1 


So. American 


5 


6 










Spanish . 


2 






2 


2 




Swedish 


90 


is 




7 


5 




Swiss 


2 


i 




1 






Syrian . • . 


153 


32 




99 


95 




Turkish 


5 


25 




24 


24 




Ukranian 




3 










Welsh . 


'. '. 2 












West Indies . 


27 


5 




6 


'3 






3,732 


2,743 


73 


2,482 


2,322 


16 



8 

Many interested organizations and persons have asked the Board about 
the number of cases heard by it during a series of years and the final dispo- 
sition thereof. To answer these inquiries the following: table, a recapitu- 
lation for the past seven years, is annexed: — 

Complaints Since 1921-22 up to and Including 1928-29 



Class 



o 
> 

v 

-v c 



Druggists 


10 




5 


23 


10 


24 








3 


80 


1 . 22% 


Innholders 




8 


4 


67 


24 


5 


4 


i 


is 


11 


149 


2 . 26% 


Entertainment 


11 


14 


10 


13 


2 


13 


11 




18 


11 


103 


1 . 57% 


Common Victualer 


431 


210 


313 


326 


101 


271 


243 


8 


27 


03 


1,993 


30.2695 


Fruit, etc. (Lord's Day) 


256 


107 


174 


328 


14 


199 


121 


4 


3 


10 


1,216 


18.469? 


Beverages (Soft Drinks) 


402 


144 


285 


339 


35 


201 


163 


3 


6 


27 


1,605 


24.37% 


Billiards, etc. . 


43 


20 


41 


49 


18 


87 


64 


1 


2 


17 


342 




Lodging Houses 


197 


163 


35 


282 


184 


31 


36 


3 


25 


100 


1,056 


1C>'03% 


Intelligence Offices 


3 






1 


1 


10 


9 


1 






32 


I 


Picnic Groves . 










1 










1 


2 


-.■ * ! 


Clubs . 










1 












1 


\ .649? 


Merry-Go-Rounds . 


i 










2 










3 




Firearms 


2 






i 












1 


4 


1 


Totals 


1,363 


666 


867 


1,429 


391 


843 


656 


21 


99 


251 


6,586 




Percentages 


20.70 


10.11 


13.16 


21.69 


5.94 


12.80 


9.96 


.33 


1 . 50 


3.81 




100' , 



Expenditures from December 1, 1928, to December 1, 1929 

Personal Service 



Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent employes . . $26,058 72 

Temporary employes ....... 221 94 

Services Other than Personal 

Printing and binding ........ 57 00 

Light . • 219 74 

Rent 4,500 00 

Communication . . . . . . 329 42 

Cleaning . . . . . . . . 20 45 

Investigation, etc. ........ 429 90 

General plant repairs ....... 47 75 

Equipment 

Office . . 23 05 

Library . ..... \ 28 25 

Supplies 

Office . . . . - . . . . ' . 1,334 16 

Food and ice 48 00 

Laundry, cleaning, etc. .... ... 3 75 



Total $33,322 13 



Legislation 

The legislature of 1929 made no change in the laws relating to the Board 
or to the licenses granted by it. 



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Entertainment Licenses 
Chapter 299 of the Acts of 1926 

Hotels and restaurants which furnish music, dancing or other forms of 
entertainment in their dining rooms are now required to have a special 
license and therefore the hours and character of the entertainment are under 
the control of the Board. 

Wonder or criticism is sometimes expressed by visitors to the city and 
others that the hours of entertainment are restricted and that dancing is 
not allowed on Sunday or during the early hours of Monday morning. 
The Board is of the opinion, however, that the laws and its rules in that 
behalf are liberal enough and that the wider latitude allowed in some large 
cities is not desirable here. 

Lodging or Rooming Houses 

The Board continues to refer new applications to the Building Depart- 
ment of the City for its report as to safety from fire, and much progress 
has been made toward that end. As a whole, the lodging houses of the city 
appear to be respectable and well conducted; complaints concerning them 
are few in proportion to the number. 

Gambling Devices 

Inventive genius does not overlook devices intended, or which may 
readily be used for gambling, and new contrivances of the kind are con- 
stantly appearing. Some of these devices have been held illegal by courts, 
others have not yet, to the knowledge of the Board, been before any court. 

It has been urged by interested parties that any such device which has 
not been declared by our court of last resort to be a gambling device ought 
to be permitted, but it is the opinion of the Board that the community, 
especially children, should be protected from temptation so far as is reason- 
ably possible, and it therefore requests its licensees not to have on licensed 
premises any machine or device of which the element of chance appears 
to be the principal appeal. 

Sunday Fruit, etc., Licenses 

These licenses permit the sale on Sunday of four articles only, namely, 
fruit, ice cream, confectionery and soda water, which last is construed to 
include the usual so-called soft drinks. These places also usually sell on 
Sunday tobacco and newspapers, for the sale of which no license is required 
by law, and often sell milk, which requires a license from the Health Depart- 
ment. Many of these licensees also sell bread and other cooked foodstuffs 
during the week, and in some sections of the city, owing to the scarcity of 
retail bakers, it i< difficult to buy bread or other bakery products on Sunday. 
Living conditions have so materially changed during the past few years 
that in view of present conditions the Board renews its suggestion that the 
law might well be made more liberal with reference to the sale of certain 
foodstuffs on Sunday. 

Innholders and Common Victualers 

An innholders license, commonly called a hotel license, permits and 
indeed requires the furnishing of food and lodging to "strangers and travel- 
lers" in the words of the Statute, and in practice covers a much wider range. 
If a so-called hotel does not furnish food, it is given a lodging house license. 
Under a strict interpretation of the law a common victualer is supposed to 
furnish food about the same as a hotel, but in recent years places furnishing 
limited kinds of food have become very common and apparently very 
popular, and the Board takes the position that a public place furnishing 
any kind of food to be eaten on the premises should have a common victualer 
license. 



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Complaints and Hearings 

Complaints for violation of law or of the terms of a license are usually 
made by the Police, but sometimes by City Departments, Federal authori- 
ties and individuals. Public hearings are held on all complaints that pur- 
port to be sustained by evidence. Hearings are also held on all applications 
disapproved by the Police if the applicant desires. At all hearings any 
person interested may appear with counsel, and if a person has no counsel, 
the Board endeavors to safeguard his or her rights and see to it that the 
whole truth is brought out. Nothing in the nature of a penalty is imposed 
without a hearing. 

DAVID T. MONTAGUE, 
ARTHUR J. SELFRIDGE, 
MARY E. DRISCOLL, 
Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



Public Document No. 74 

r, 

&\)t Commontoealtf) of fBasi^actiugettsi 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

>*t*,; LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

FOR THE 
Year Ending November 30, 1930 




Publication of this Document approved by the Commission on Administration and Financi 

200. 2-'31. No. 1188. H. 



If ATE HOoiS, l^ObTON ■ - -.*S| 

ffiljc Commontoealtf) of ffiaatfacfwsetts; 

December 1, 1930. 

To His Excellency Frank G. Allen, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts. 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits its 
twenty-fifth annual report covering the year ending November 30, 1930. 

Personnel of the Board 

David T. Montague, Chairman, Arthur J. Selfridge, Mary E. Driscoll, 
constitute the present Board. Miss Driscoll was reappointed and confirmed 
in May, 1930. 

Financial 

Receipts and disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1930. 
Miscellaneous licenses ...... $52,656 00 

Liquor licenses ....... 2,352 00 

Miscellaneous receipts ..... 263 20 



Expenses of the Board, salaries, rent, light, etc. 
Excess receipts over expenditures ..... 

Licenses Granted by the Board 

1. Third-class liquor, retail druggists . 

2. Fourth-class liquor, wholesale dealers 

3. Fifth-class, industrial alcohol 

4. Soft drinks ..... 

5. Innholders and common victualers 

6. Lodging houses : 

7. Intelligence offices 

8. Sale of firearms .... 

9. Billiard and pool tables and bowling alley 

10. Ferris wheels &nd merry-go-rounds 

11. Picnic groves . 

12. Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit 

13. Entertainment, required by Chap. 299, Acts of 1926 

Total number of applications acted on during the year 
Granted, 11,948 
Rejected, 302 



$55,271 20 
31,842 36 

$23,428 84 



252 
7 
1 

2,504 
2,661 
3,532 
162 
15 
304 
2 
2 

2,337 
169 



12,250 



The Board has he'd 528 formal hearings during the year in addition to many 
informal conferences. 



HEARINGS 



Kind of License 



Number 



Action Taken 



Third-class druggists 
Third-class druggists 
Third-class druggists 
Innholders . 
Innholders . 
Innholders . 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Fruit, etc. . 
Billiard, etc. 
Billiard, etc. 
Billiard, etc. 
Billiard, etc. 
Billiard, etc. 
Billiard, etc. 
Billiard, etc. 
Billiard, etc. 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Soft drinks . 
Soft drinks . 
Soft drinks . 
Soft drinks . 
Soft drinks . 
Soft drinks . 
Soft drinks . 



o 
o 

1 

3 
3 
35 
8 
o 

3 
13 
1 
4 
3 
2 
18 
18 
19 
14 
9 
7 
18 
5 
5 
1 
7 
6 
3 
1 
19 
9 
10 
5 
5 
1 
2 
2 

(i 
1 
1 
4 

20 
31 
13 

2 
4 
33 
3 
2 

2 
20 
9 
5 
1 
7 
6 
1 



Revoked 

Granted after a hearing 
Rejected after a hearing 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, cautioned 
Rejected after a hearing 
Revoked 

Revoked (sentence suspended) 
Suspended 1 month 
Suspended 2 weeks 
Suspended 1 week 
Suspended 4 days 
Suspended 3 days 
Suspended 1 day 

Suspended balance of license year 
Placed on file, cautioned 
Granted after a hearing 
Rejected after a hearing 
Dismissed 
Restricted 

Miscellaneous, cautioned 
Revoked 

Revoked (sentence suspended) 

Suspended 1 month 

Suspended 3 weeks 

Suspended 2 weeks 

Suspended 1 week 

Suspended 2 days 

Suspended balance of license year 

Placed on file, cautioned 

Granted after a hearing 

Rejected after a hearing 

Dismissed 

Revoked 

Revoked (sentence suspended) 

Placed on file 

Granted after a hearing 

Rejected after a hearing 

Suspended 2 weeks 

Suspended 1 week 

Dismissed 

Revoked 

Revoked (sentence suspended) 
Placed on file, cautioned 
Granted after a hearing 
Rejected after a hearing 
Dismissed 
Restricted 

Restrictions removed 

Cautioned 

Revoked 

Revoked (sentence suspended) 

Suspended 1 month 

Suspended 3 weeks 

Suspended 2 weeks 

Suspeneed 1 week 

Suspended balance of license year 



Kind of License 



4 

Number 



Action Taken 



Soft drinks . 
Soft drinks . 
Soft drinks . 
Soft drinks . 
Intelligence offices 
Intelligence offices 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 



23 Placed on file, cautioned 

11 Granted after a hearing 

12 Rejected after a hearing 
7 Dismissed 

3 Placed on file, cautioned 

1 Granted after a hearing 

7 Granted after a hearing 

1 Rejected after a hearing 

2 Dismissed 
5 Revoked 

2 Revoked (revocation suspended) 

1 Placed on file, cautioned 

3 Suspended 1 week 

2 Suspended 1 month 
1 Restricted 

4 Miscellaneous, cautioned 



528 

Note. — In 53 cases the Board suspended the license for a definite term and on 
the termination of the suspension the license was revoked but the revocation 
suspended. 

Table 1. — Liquor 
The following is a classified list of the licenses in force November 30, 1930: 
Fourth-class dealer , 4 Fifth-class license, 1 

Fourth-class druggist, 3 Third-class druggist, 228 

236 

Number of Licenses Issued and Amount Paid into the Treasury from December 1, 

1929, to December 1, 1930 



4 fourth-class dealers, at $300 
3 fourth-class druggists, at $300 
251 third-class druggists, at $1 
1 fifth-class license, at $1 

Total 



$1,200 00 
900 00 
251 00 
1 00 

$2,352 00 



Liquor licenses are issued under the Massachusetts Liquor Law subject to Fed- 
eral laws and regulations. The fee for a third and a fifth-class license is fixed by 
statute at one dollar. 

Table 2. — Common Victualers and Innholders 



Common Victualers 

Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered 303 

For non-payment . . . .70 

Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Fees collected 12 

Of the licenses granted, 43 were for dining cars, 31 of which 
are in actual operation. 



2,603 
2,195 



373 
67 
35 
60 



$12,670 00 



1 1 (1930) license unpaid. 



2 1 license paid twice. 



5 

Innholders 

Applications granted ....... 58 

Places licensed ......... 53 

Canceled : 

Surrendered ........ 5 

Rejected ......... 3 

Fees collected $290 00 

The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 

Table 3. — Billiard, Pool and Sippio Tables and Bowling Alleys 
Applications granted ....... 265 



Clubs 



30 



Places licensed 
Places licensed (clubs) 
Canceled : 

Surrendered . . .12 

For non-payment ..... 8 

Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Additional 

Reconsidered and rejected 



304 
231 
39 



20 
18 

5 
5 

10 

7 
2 



Number of Tables and Alleys 
Billiards ......... 

Pool 

Bowling alleys ........ 

Canceled for non-payment ...... 

8 Billiard, 24 Pool, 13 Bowling Alleys. 
Fees collected ........ 

The fee established by the Board is $5 for each table and 
alley. 

Table 4. — Intelligence Offices 
Applications granted . . . . . . . 

Places licensed ........ 

Canceled : 

Surrendered Class 1 — 2 

For non-pavment Class 1 — 7 
Class 2—3 
Class 3 — 1 

Transfers granted ........ 

Fees collected 1 ....... 



302 
1.189 
739 
11 



162 
140 



13 
9 



$10,925 00 



$7,903 00 



Of the applications granted 

84 were first class , $6,300 
63 were second-class, 2,205 
15 were third class, 30 

The fee established by the Board is $75 for a first-class 
license; $35 for a second-class license; and $2 for a third- 
class license. 

9 licensed places hold two classes of licenses. 



1 Class 1 license reconsidered and rejected. 



6 

Table 5.— Picnic Groves 
Applications granted ...... 

Places licensed . 
Withdrawn 

Fees collected ....... 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 



$10 00 



Table 6. — Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water or Fruit 
Applications granted ....... 2,337 

Places licensed ........ 2.063 

Canceled : 

Surrendered . . . . .192 
For non-payment . . .64 



Rejected 
Transferred 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn 
Revoked 

Fees collected 1 2 

The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



256 
55 
89 
5 
55 
18 



$11,355 00 



1 3 licenses unpaid. 

Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For non-payment 



Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 1 

The fee established by the City is 



2 Unpaid license 1929, paid. 

Table 7 — Lodging Houses 



271 
70 



3,532 
3,171 



341 



20 
84 

2 



$6,926 00 



1 1 license paid twice. 

Table 8. — Merry-Go-Round, Ferris Wheels, etc. 

Applications granted ....... 2 

Places licensed . . . . . ... . 2 

Fees collected ..... $22 00 

The fee established by the Board is $1 for each class for 
each dav licensed. 



Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 



Table 9. 

Applications granted 

Places iicensed 

Canceled: 

Surrendered 
For non-payment 



Rejected 1 
Revoked 

Transfers granted 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 2 3 

The fee is established by law, not to exceed $1 



207 
59 



2,504 
2,217 



263 
42 



84 

3 
75 



$2,445 00 



1 1 license reconsidered and rejected. 



2 1 unpaid license. 



3 1 license paid twice. 



7 

Table 10. — Firearms 
Applications granted ....... 15 

Places licensed ........ 14 

Canceled: 

For non-payment . . . . . 1 

Fees collected ' $70 00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 11. — Entertainment, etc. 

Applications granted: Innholders ..... 20 

Common victualers . 140 

Soft drinks ..... 8 

Club 1 

Canceled : 

Surrendered Innholders ..... 2 

Common victualers .... 16 

Non-payment Soft drinks ..... 1 

Rejected Common victualers .... 12 

Revoked Common victualers . 7 

Transferred Common victualers .... 3 

Places in operation ........ 143 

Fees collected $40 00 

Table 12. — Miscellaneous Receipts 

Recording fees $259 00 

Sale of Firearms books ......... 4 20 

Total amount received and paid into the treasury on account of mis- 
cellaneous licenses and receipts ...... $52,919 20 

Table 13. — Holders of Licenses Arranged According to Nativity 



Retail Fruit, 
Lodging Common Inn- VendorB of Ice Cream, Fire- 

Houses Victualers holders Soft Drinks etc. arms 



Albanian 




56 




66 


64 




American 


! '. 1,586 


1,106 


66 


690 


601 


8 


Arabian 




2 










Armenian 


! '. 13 


36 




123 


127 




Austrian 


8 


21 




17 


17 




Belgian 


k, v 8 


1 










Canadian 


742 


139 


3 


73 


53 




Chinese. 




24 




1 






Cuban. 


1 












Czecho-Slav . 


5 












Danish 


4 


3 




1 


1 




Dutch . 


2 






3 


4 




English 


130 


31 




43 


41 


1 


Finnlander 


5 


2 




1 


1 




French 


21 


4 


1 


2 


2 




German 


28 


32 




22 


20 




Grecian 


22 


354 




163 


169 




Hungarian 


2 


1 




1 


1 




Irish 


532 


80 




123 


128 




Italian 


28 


275 


1 


514 


458 


3 


Japanese 


1 


1 










Lithuanian 


8 


17 




47 


44 




Mexican 








1 


1 




Norwegian 


! ! 9 


4 




3 


4 




Polish . 


56 


27 




49 


46 




Porto Rican . 








1 






Portuguese 


i '. 11 


10 




14 


11 




Roumanian 


4 


8 




9 


10 




Russian 


48 


356 


1 


440 


450 


2 


Scotch . 


63 


10 




9 




1 


South American 


1 


1 










Spanish 


1 


5 




2 


2 




Swedish 


84 


21 




6 


6 




Swiss 


1 


3 




1 






Syrian . . 


151 


36 




97 


93 




Turkish 


9 


25 




35 


36 




Ukrainian 




1 




1 


1 




Welsh . 


1 












West Indies . 


29 


5 




1 


1 






3,621 


2,697 


72 


2,568 


2,400 


15 



8 

Expenditures from December 1, 1929, to December 1, 1930 
Personal Service 



Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent Employes . . •. $24,786 79 

Temporary employes . . . . . . . 618 57 

Services Other than Personal 

Printing and binding $134 88 

Light ■ 208 44 

Rent . . 4,500 00 

Communication . . . . . 325 99 

Cleaning 10 62 

Investigation, etc. ......... 54 75 

General plant repairs . . . 60 60 

Equipment 

Office $147 63 

Library . . . ... . . 19 75 

Supplies 

Office $939 48 

Food and ice 33 06 

Laundry, cleaning, etc. . . . . 1 80 



Total ' . $31,842 36 



LICENSES IN GENERAL 

All applications for licenses are referred to the Police Department for investi- 
gation and a report, which is made in writing giving reasons for disapproval and 
in some cases for approval. The Board also requires new applicants for liquor, 
intelligence office, pool and bowling, entertainment and lunch cart licenses to 
appear before the Board prior to the granting of a license. 

Applicants for booths or for dancing must present a plan showing the location 
and character of the proposed booths or the space for dancing, a copy of which plan 
is filed with the Board. Booths must be open and not over four feet six inches 
high. 

If the police report on an application is unfavorable or if there are objections 
to the granting of a license, a hearing is held. 

All applications for lodging houses which the Building Department has not 
already reported as being properly equipped with fire escapes or other safety 
devices required by law are referred to that department for its report. 

The Board endeavors to grant no license the exercise of which is likely to cause 
a nuisance to others and that no license already issued is so exercised as to become 
a nuisance. 

The Board welcomes information from any source concerning its licensees. 

Legislation 

The only change in the laws relating to the licenses granted by the Board was 
Chapter 117 of the Acts of 1930, which forbids the conducting of an employment 
office for seamen without an intelligence office license. 

The referendum repeal of the so-called Baby Volstead Act did not occur during 
the 1930 fiscal year and consequently what effect, if any, the repeal of this Act 
will have on the work of the Board is for the future to determine. 

Entertainment Licenses 

Chapter 299 of the Acts of 1926 

Hotels and restaurants which furnish music, dancing or other forms of enter- 
tainment in their dining rooms are now required to have a special license which 
brings the hours and character of the entertainment under the control of the Board. 



9 



Wonder or criticism is sometimes expressed by visitors to the city and by resi- 
dents that the hours of entertainment are restricted and that dancing is not allowed 
on Sunday or during the early hours of Monday morning. The Board is of the 
opinion, however, that the laws and its rules in that behalf are liberal enough. 

Lodging or Rooming Houses 

It is estimated that more than 50,000 people live in buildings or apartments 
licensed as lodging houses. Many of these are young people without family over- 
sight and the guarding of their physical and moral safety is very important. A 
lodging house license should be a badge of the respectability of the proprietor 
and that the premises are sanitary and suitable for the purpose. 

The Board receives few complaints in proportion to the number of these houses 
and believes that with few exceptions, the proprietors are respectable and worthy 
people and their houses well conducted. 

Gambling Devices 

According to police reports, there has been a great increase, during the past 
year, in gambling by the writing of so-called lottery, policy, clearing house and pool 
slips or numbers. This form of gambling is forbidden by law and the Board 
warns its licensees that they must not engage in it or permit it on licensed prem- 
ises. Licensees are repeatedly urged by salesmen of slot machine concerns to 
place their machines in licensed premises, claiming that the machine is not a 
gambling device. The Board believes that a machine which carries any combi- 
nation of colors, pictures, or devices, or gives slugs or other tokens with or instead 
of merchandise, is a potential gambling menace and requests licensees not to allow 
them on licensed premises. 

Sunday Fruit, etc., Licenses 

In addition to the four articles covered by this form of license, namely: fruit, 
ice cream, confectionery and soft drinks, and articles covered by other provisions 
of law, these licensees are now permitted by law to sell bread on Sunday during 
the same hours that bakers are permitted to sell their products. The sale by 
these licensees on Sunday of other bakery products would be a convenience in some 
sections of the city and in the opinion of the Board the law might well be made more 
liberal in this behalf. 

General Matters 

Complaints for violation of law or of the terms of a license are usually made by 
the Police, but sometimes by City departments. Federal authorities and individ- 
uals. Public hearings are held on all complaints that purport to be sustained by 
evidence. 

At all hearings any persons interested may appear with counsel, and if a person 
has no counsel, the Board endeavors to safeguard his or her rights and see to it 
that the whole truth is brought out. Nothing in the nature of a penalty is imposed 
without a hearing. 

The Board has harmonious and satisfactory relations with the Police Depart- 
ment, City departments and with the Federal authorities. 

David T. Montague, 
Arthur J. Selfridge, 
Mary E. Driscoll, 
Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



Public Document 



No. 74 



©fjt Commontoealtb of i«a<«atl)utfttt« 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

for the 
Year Ending November 30, 1931 




PUBLICATION Or THIS DOCUMENT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION ON ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE. 



200. 6-'S2. Order 5740. 



»t» lomrt of MAaMeuNarm 



artje Commontoealtf) of ffflassacfjueieua 

NOu^fc; BOS TO* December 1, 1931. 

To His Excellency Joseph B. Ely, Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts. 

Sir:— The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits 
its^ twenty-sixth annual report covering the year ending November 30, 
19o j. • 



Personnel of the Board 
David T. Montague, Chairman, Arthur J. Selfridge, Mary E. Driscoll 
constitute the present Board. 

Financial 

Receipts and disbursements for the year ending November 30 1931 
Miscellaneous licenses ..... $51,634.00 

Liquor licenses 2,056.00 

Miscellaneous receipts ..... 263.80 



Expenses of the Board, salaries, rent, lights, etc. 
Excess receipts over expenditures 



$53,953.80 
32,042.01 



$21,911.19 



Licenses Granted by the Board 

1. Third-class liquor, retail druggists 

2. Fourth-class liquor, wholesale dealers 

3. Fifth-class, industrial alcohol 

4. Soft drinks .... 

5. Innholders and common victualers 

6. Lodging houses .... 

7. Intelligence offices .... 

8. Sale of firearms 

9. Billiard and pool tables and bowling alleys 

10. Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds 

11. Picnic groves .... 
12 .Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit 
13. Entertainment, required by Chap. 299, Acts of 1926 

Total number of applications acted on during the year : 
Granted 12,104 
Rejected 251 



256 
6 
1 

2,585 
2,769 
3,437 
140 
14 
305 
2 
3 

2,419 
167 



12,355 



The Board has held 527 formal hearings during the year in addition to 
many informal conferences. 



33^7/^/;^ 



i 

3 

HEARINGS 



Kind of License Number Action Taken 



Third-class druggists 


1 


Revoked 


Third-class druggists 


4 


Granted after a hearing 


Third-class druggists 


1 


Rejected after a hearing 


mi • 1 1 J • j 

Third-class druggists 


1 


T"> ^ _j / _ j ^ ^ j J \ 

Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Third-class druggists . 


1 


Placed on file 


Innholders 


2 


Dismissed 


Innholders 


A 

4 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Innholders 


i 
1 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Innholders 


1 


Granted after a hearing 


Common victualers 


o cr 

35 


Revoked 


Common victualers 


16 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Common victualers 


3 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Common victualers 


5 


Suspended 1 week 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 5 days 


Common victualers 


2 


Suspended 4 days 


Common victualers 


A 

4 


Suspended 3 days 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 1 day 


Common victualers 


2 


Suspended balance of license year 


Common victualers 


rr 

7 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Common victualers 




Granted after a hearing 


Common victualers 


15 


Rejected after a hearing 


Common victualers 


11 


Dismissed 


Common victualers 


3 


Restricted 


Fruit, etc. . 


13 


Revoked 


Fruit, etc. . 


14 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Fruit, etc. . 


1 


Suspended 1 month 


Fruit, etc. . . 


rr 

7 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Fruit, etc. . 


10 


Suspended 1 week 


Fruit, etc. . 


1 


Withdrawn 


Fruit, etc. . 


1 


Restricted 


Fruit, etc. . 


3 


Suspended balance of license year 


Fruit, etc. . 


15 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Fruit, etc. . 


1 A 

14 


Granted after a hearing 


Fruit, etc. 


13 


Rejected after a hearing 


Fruit, etc. . 


1 


Dismissed 


Billiard, etc. 


5 


Revoked 


Billiard, etc. 


1 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Billiard, etc. 


3 


Placed on file 


Billiard, etc. 


6 


Granted after a hearing 


Billiard, etc. 


12 


Rejected after a hearing 


Billiard, etc. 


1 


Restricted 


Billiard, etc. 


2 


Suspended 1 week 


Billiard, etc. 


4 


Dismissed 


Billiard, etc. 


2 


Miscellaneous 


Lodging Houses 


20 


Revoked 


Lodging Houses 


15 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Lodging Houses 


14 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Lodging Houses 


6 


Granted after a hearing 


Lodging Houses 


I 


Rejected after a hearing 


Lodging Houses . 


. 41 


Dismissed 


Lodging Houses . 


3 


Restricted 


Soft drinks . 


. 16 


Revoked 


Soft drinks . 


. 12 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Soft drinks . 


1 


Suspended 1 month 


Soft drinks . 


6 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Soft drinks . 


. 12 


Suspended 1 week 


Soft drinks . 


3 


Suspended balance of license year 



4 



Kind of License 


Number 


Action Taken 


Soft drinks . 


2 


Miscellaneous 


Soft drinks . 


18 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Soft drinks . 


17 


Granted after a hearing 


Soft drinks . 


12 


Rejected after a hearing 


Soft drinks . 


4 


Dismissed 


Intelligence offices 


4 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Intelligence offices 


1 


Rejected after a hearing 


Intelligence offices 


1 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Entertainment, etc. 


11 


Granted after a hearing 


Entertainment, etc. 


3 


Rejected after a hearing 


Entertainment, etc. 


1 


Dismissed 


Entertainment, etc. 


11 


Revoked 


Entertainment, etc. 




Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Entertainment, etc. 


2 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Entertainment, etc. 


1 


Restricted 


Entertainment, etc. 


1 


Suspended 3 days 


Entertainment, etc. 


1 


Suspended 1 day 



527 

Note. — In 50 cases the Board suspended the license for a definite term 
and on the termination of the suspension the license was revoked but the 
revocation suspended. 

Table 1. — Liquor 
The following is a classified list of the licenses in force November 30, 
1931. 

Fourth-class dealer 3 Fifth-class license 1 

Fourth-class druggist 3 Third-class druggist 238 

245 

Number of Licenses Issued and Amount Paid into the Treasury from 
December 1, 1930, to December 1, 1931 

3 fourth-class dealers, at $300 $900.00 

3 fourth-class druggists, at $300 900.00 

255 third-class druggists, at $1 255.00 

1 fifth-class license, at $1 . . 1.00 



Total 



$2,056.00 



Liquor licenses are issued under the Massachusetts Liquor Law sub- 
ject to Federal laws and regulations. The fee for a third and a fifth-class 
license is fixed by statute at one dollar. 



Table 2. — Common Victualers and Innholders 



Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For non-payment 



Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 



Common Victualers 



344 
76 



2,712 
2,257 



420 
65 
35 
64 
3 



Of the licenses granted, 38 were for dining cars, 33 
of which are in actual operation. 



$13,145.00 



1 6 (1931) licenses unpaid. 



2 1 reconsidered and rejected. 



Innholders 

Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered 
. For non-payment 

Rejected 
Fees collected . 
The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



57 
53 



$280.00 



Table 3. — Billiard, Pool and Sippio Tables and Bowling Alleys 



Applications granted 
Clubs 



Places licensed 
Places licensed (clubs) 
Canceled : 

Surrendered ..... 18 
For non-payment .... 10 



Rejected 

Revoked 

Transferred 

Withdrawn 

Additional 



267 

38 

305 
224 
38 



28 
23 

5 
13 

9 
10 



Number of Tables and Alleys 

Billiards 300 

Pool 1,123 

Bowling alleys ....... 740 

Canceled for non-payment ..... 10 

7 Billiard, 33 Pool, 17 Bowling Alleys. 

Fees collected $10,530.00 

The fee established by the Board is $5 for each table 
and alley. 



Table 4. — Intelligence Offices 



Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For non-payment 



Class 1—4 
Class 1—5 
Class 2—3 



Rejected (Class 2) . 

Transfers granted . 

Withdrawn (Class 1—1) (Class 2—1) 

Fees collected ....... 

Of the applications granted 

69 were first-class $5,175 

55 were second-class 1,925 

16 were third-class 32 

The fee established by the Board is $75 for a first- 
class license; $35 for a second-class license; and $2 
for a third-class license. 

7 licensed places hold two classes of licenses. 



140 
121 



12 
1 

11 
2 



$6,652.00 



Table 5. — Picnic Groves 
Applications granted ...... 3 

Places licensed ....... 3 

Fees collected ... ... $15.00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 6. — Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water 

or Fruit 

Applications granted ...... 2,419 

Places licensed ....... 2,095 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 220 

For non-payment 91 

Rejected 
Transferred 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn 
Revoked 

Fees collected 1 $11,655.00 

The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



311 
44 
72 
2 
39 
13 



1 3 unpaid licenses of 1930 paid. 

Table 7. — Lodging Houses 

Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered ..... 281 
For non-payment .... 70 

Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 

The fee established by the City is $2. 



3,437 
3,066 



351 
61 
20 
75 
4 



$6,734.00 



Table 8. — Merry-Go-Rounds, Ferris Wheels, Etc. 

Applications granted . . . . m% 2 

Places licensed . . . . 1 
Canceled : 

For non-payment ...... 1 

Withdrawn ........ 1 

Fees collected ....... 

The fee established by the Board is $1 for each class 
for each day licensed. 



$12.00 



Table 9.- 
Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered ..... 232 
For non-payment .... 80 

Rejected 
Revoked 

Transfers granted 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 1 

The fee is established by law, not to exceed 



Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 

. 2,585 
. 2,257 



312 
40 
16 
78 
1 
49 



$2,506.00 



1 Unpaid license of 1.930 paid. 



r 



7 

Table 10. — Firearms 

Applications granted ...... 14 

Places licensed ....... 14 

Fees collected $70.00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 11. — Entertainment, etc. 

Applications granted: Innholders .... 16 

Common victualers . 142 

Soft drinks .... 8 

Fruit 1 

Canceled : 

Surrendered Innholders .... 1 

Common victualers 19 

Non-payment Soft drinks .... 1 

Rejected Common victualers . 9 

Soft drinks .... 3 

Revoked Common victualers . 10 

Soft drinks .... 1 

Transferred Common victualers 2 

Places in operation ...... 135 

Fees collected 1 $35.00 



1 1 reconsidered and rejected. 

Table 12. — Miscellaneous Receipts 

Recording fees $262.00 

Sale of Firearms books ....... 1.80 

Total amount received and paid into the treasury on account 

of miscellaneous licenses and receipts .... $51,897.80 



Table 13. — Holders of Licenses Arranged According to Nativity 











Retail 


Fruit, 






Lodging 


Common 


Inn- 


Vendors of 


Ice Cream, 


Fire- 




Houses 


Victualers 


holders 


Soft drinks 


etc. 


arms 


Albanian 


7 


41 




67 


65 




American 


. 1,538 


1,127 


58 


741 


650 


7 


Arabian 




1 










Armenian 


11 


51 




124 


127 




Austrian 


8 


20 




19 


22 




Belgian 


8 






1 


1 




Bulgarian 








1 






Canadian 


\ 733 


115 


3 


70 


53 




Chinese 




22 










Cuban 


1 












Czecho Slav . 


1 


1 










Danish 


6 


2 




1 


2 




Dutch . 


2 






2 


2 




English 


131 


30 




43 


40 


1 


Finlander 


5 


1 










Filippino 


1 


1 










French 


24 


9 


1 


2 


1 




German 


29 


31 




20 


17 




Grecian 


22 


339 




157 


172 




Hungarian 


1 


1 




1 


2 




Irish 


519 


68 




120 


124 




Italian 


33 


297 


1 


503 


505 


3 


Japanese 


1 


2 










Latvian 




2 










Lithuanian 


! \ ii 


21 




58 


54 




Norwegian 


4 


2 




1 


2 




Polish . 


60 


30 




57 


58 




Portuguese 


14 


12 




17 


13 




Roumanian 


3 


5 




11 


12 




Russian 


41 


372 


3 


470 


474 


2 


Scotch . 


63 


22 


1 


7 


8 


1 


So. American 


1 


2 










Spanish 


1 


5 




2 


1 




Swedish 


82 


20 




4 


6 




Swiss 




2 




1 






Syrian . 


'. '. 163 


36 




95 


98 




Turkish 


4 


25 




25 


26 




Ukranian 


1 


6 




1 


1 




West Indies . 


28 


4 




3 


3 






3,557 


2,725 


67 


2,624 


2,539 


14 



8 

Expenditures from December 1, 1930, to December 1, 1931 

Personal Service 



Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent Employees . $24,791.28 

Temporary employes ....... 769.23 

Services Other than Personal 

Printing and binding ....... 72.88 

Light . ; 222.80 

Rent 4,500.00 

Communication . . 322.91 

Cleaning 4.76 

Investigation, etc. ........ 49.00 

General plant repairs ....... 54.35 

Equipment 

Library . . . 22.50 

Supplies 

Office 1,187.63 

Food and ice 28.08 

Laundry, cleaning, etc. ....... 17.19 



$32,042.61 

Legislation 

The legislature of 1931 made no change in the laws relating to the 
Board or concerning the licenses granted by it. 

The fiscal year 1931 is the first year since the repeal of the so-called 
Baby Volstead Act. The repeal of this law has not appreciably affected 
the work of the Board. Some licensees continue to take chances, but 
apparently no greater number than before. 

New Legislation 

The number of delicatessen stores which are a great convenience to 
many people seem to be increasing in Boston and doubtless in other 
large cities of the Commonwealth. 

It would enhance their usefulness if these stores were allowed to 
sell cooked and prepared foods during certain hours on Sunday. The 
Board therefore recommends that the Sunday laws be liberalized to 
this extent. 

With the coming of games and sports on Sunday, a demand has grown 
for the sale in the vicinity of the games of some or all of the articles 
permitted to be sold on Sunday. 

This demand is often supplied by the sale from movable stands, 
vehicles or receptacles near the grounds, sometimes in public ways and 
by persons who have no permit or license or authority of any kind. The 
Board believes that such sellers should be subject to control and super- 
vision and therefore recommends that they be licensed and herewith 
presents a bill to cover these recommendations. 

There are many casual vendors of foods such as sandwiches, frank- 
forts and ice cream, who carry their wares or sell from vehicles or im- 
provised stands in the public ways without a permit or license from 
any authority. 

The Board believes that the seller of foods to be eaten forthwith 
should be subject to control and supervision and therefore recommends 
that they be licensed and herewith presents a bill to that effect. 

A license for the sale of soft drinks to be drunk on the premises is 
now required by law unless the licensee holds some other license which 
includes soft drinks. 

On the occasion of games, parades, celebrations and at other times, 



9 

there is a large sale of soft drinks from receptacles, vehicles and temp- 
orary stands in the public ways by persons who have no permit, license 
or authority of any kind. 

The Board believes that such sellers should be subject to control 
and supervision and therefore recommends that they be licensed and 
herewith presents a bill to that effect. 

General Matters 

All applications for licenses are referred to the Police Department 
for investigation and a report, which is made in writing giving reasons 
for disapproval and in some cases for approval. The Board also re- 
quires new applicants for liquor, intelligence office, pool and bowling, 
entertainment and lunch cart licenses to appear before the Board prior 
to the granting of a license. 

Applicants for booths or for dancing must present a plan showing 
the location and character of the proposed booths or the space for 
dancing, a copy of which plan is filed with the Board. Booths must be 
open and not over four feet six inches high, and in some cases less 
height only is permitted. 

If the police report on an application is unfavorable or if there are 
objections to the granting of a license, a hearing is given. 

Close cooperation is maintained with the Building Department of the 
City, especially with reference to safety from fire of buildings licensed 
as lodging houses and no new license is granted unless the building in 
which it is to be exercised has the approval of the Building Department. 

The Board endeavors to see to it that no license is granted the exer- 
cise of which is likely to cause a nuisance to others and that no license 
already issued is so exercised as to become a nuisance. 

Licenses are not granted to aliens without at least first papers and 
voting citizenship is required of some classes of licensees. 

Complaints for violation of law or of the terms of a license are usu- 
ally made by the Police, but sometimes by City departments, Federal 
authorities and individuals. Information from any source is welcome. 

Public hearings are held on all complaints that purport to be sus- 
tained by evidence. 

At all hearings any person interested may appear with counsel, and 
if a licensee has no counsel, the Board endeavors to safeguard his or 
her rights. Nothing in the nature of a penalty is imposed without a 
hearing. 

The Board has harmonious and satisfactory relations with the Police 
Department, City departments and with the Federal authorities. 

David T. Montague, 
Arthur J. Selfridge, 
Mary E. Driscoll, 
Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



■r 1574- 1; M4- 

Public Document No. 74 



Efje Commontoealtf) of fllaggacfjusetta 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

FOR THE 
Year Ending November 30, 1932 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
200. 7-33. Order 8847. 



$f)e Commontoealtl) of ftlassacfjusetts 



turn, nmoui*- December 1932 _ 



To His Excellency Joseph B. Ely, Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits 
its twenty-seventh annual report covering the year ending November 30, 
1932. 

Personnel of the Board 

David T. Montague, Chairman, Arthur J. Selfridge, Mary E. Driscoll, 
constitute the present Board. 

Financial 

Receipts and disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1932: 



Miscellaneous licenses ..... $48,704.00 

Liquor licenses 2,087.50 

Miscellaneous receipts ..... 262.00 

$51,053.50 

Expenses of the Board, salaries, rent, lights, etc. . . . 31,520.07 



Excess receipts over expenditures ..... $19,533.43 

Licenses Granted by the Board 

1. Third-class liquor, :retai] druggists ..... 248 

2. Fourth-class liquor, wholesale dealers ..... 7 

3. Fifth-class, industrial alcohol ...... 1 

4. Soft drinks 2,538 

5. Innholders and common victualers ..... 2,802 

6. Lodging houses . ....... 3,294 

7. Intelligence offices . . . . Ill 

8. Sale of firearms .... 14 

9. Billiard and pool tables and bowling alleys . . 314 

10. Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds ..... 3 

11. Picnic groves ......... 3 

12. Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit 2,410 

13. Entertainment required by Chap. 299, Acts of 1926 . . 152 

14. Roller Skating Rinks 2 

Total number of applications acted on during the year : 

Granted, 11,899. Rejected, 285. Total, 12,184. 



The Board has held 397 formal hearings during the year in addition to 
many informal conferences. 



3 



Hearings 



Kind op License 


Number 


Action Taken 


Third-class druggists 


3 


Revoked 


Third-class druggists 


1 


Granted after a hearing 


Third-class druggists 


1 


Rejected after a hearing 


Third-class druggists 


1 


Placed on file 


Third-class di-uggists 


1 


Dismissed 


Third-class druggists 


1 


Suspended 1 month 


Innholders 


1 


Dismissed 


Innholders 


1 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Innholders 


3 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Common victualers 


15 


Revoked 


Common victualers 


21 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Common victualers 


2 


Suspended 1 month 


Common victualers 


2 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Common victualers 


5 


Suspended 1 week 


Common victualers 


4 


Suspended 3 days 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended 2 days 


Common victualers 


9 


Miscellaneous 


Common victualers 


6 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Common victualers 


18 


Granted after a hearing 


Common victualers 


14 


Rejected after a hearing 


Common victualers 


4 


Dismissed 


Common victualers 


4 


Restricted 


Fruit, etc. 


11 


Revoked 


Fruit, etc. 


23 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Fruit, etc. 


3 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Fruit, etc. 


6 


Suspended 1 week 


Fruit, etc. 


1 


Suspended 3 days 


Fruit, etc. 


3 


Suspended balance of license year 


Fruit, etc. 


12 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Fruit, etc. 


8 


Granted after a hearing 


Fruit, etc. 


9 


Rejected after a hearing 


Fruit, etc. 


2 


Dismissed 


Billiard, etc. 


5 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Billiard, etc. 


2 


Granted after a hearing 


Billiard, etc. 


2 


Rejected after a hearing 


Billiard, etc. 


4 


Dismissed 


Billiard, etc. 


1 


Withdrawn 


Lodging Houses 


11 


Revoked 


Lodging Houses 


20 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Lodging Houses 


9 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Lodging Houses 


3 


Granted after a hearing 


Lodging Houses 


4 


Rejected after a hearing 


Lodging Houses 


. 88 


Dismissed 


Soft Drinks 


, . .13 


Revoked 


Soft Drinks 


. 25 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Soft Drinks 


3 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Soft Drinks 


6 


Suspended 1 week 


Soft Drinks 


1 


Suspended 3 days 


Soft Drinks 


12 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Soft Drinks 


. . . 12 


Granted after a hearing 


Soft Drinks 


5 


Rejected after a hearing 


Soft Drinks 


4 


Dismissed 


Intelligence Offices 


3 


Dismissed 


Intelligence Offices 


1 


Withdrawn 


Entertainment, etc. . 


3 


Granted after a hearing 


Entertainment, etc. . 


... .1 


Rejected after a hearing 


Entertainment, etc. . 


2 


Revoked 


Entertainment, etc. . 


1 


Revoked (sentence suspended) 


Entertainment, etc. . 


. • . .5 


Placed on file, cautioned 


Entertainment, etc. . 


6 


Restricted 


Entertainment, etc. . 


1 


Suspended 1 week 


Merry-go-round 


1 


Granted for July 4 after a hearing 




397 





Note. — In 34 cases the Board suspended the license for a definite term and on the termination 
of the suspension the license was revoked but the revocation suspended. 

Table 1. — Liquor 

The following is a classified list of the licenses in force November 30, 
1932. 

Fourth-class dealers 3 Fifth-class license 1 

Fourth-class druggists . 3 Third-class druggists . 234 



241 



4 



Number of Licenses Issued and Amount Paid into the Treasury from 
December 1, 1931 to December 1, 1932 



3 Fourth-class dealers, at $300 . 

1 fourth-class dealer, at $300 . 

3 fourth-class druggists, at $300 

248 third-class druggists, at $1 

1 fifth-class license, at $1 



$900.00 
38.50 
900.00 
248.00 
1.00 



Total $2,087.50 

Liquor licenses are issued under the Massachusetts Liquor Law subject 
to Federal laws and regulations. The fee for a third and a fifth-class 
license is fixed by the statute at one dollar. 

Table 2. — Common Victualers and Innholders 



Common Victualers 



Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For non-payment 



Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred . 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected * 



325 
100 



2,745 
2,305 



425 
79 
15 
57 
6 



$13,245.00 

Of the licenses granted, 40 were for dining cars, 36 of which are in 
actual operation. 

* 4 (1931) licenses paid — 2 (1931) licenses unpaid and canceled, 
t 2 reconsidered and rejected. 

Innholders 

Applications granted ...... 

Places licensed ....... 

Canceled : 

Surrendered ..... 7 

Rejected ........ 

Transferred ........ 

Withdrawn . . . . . « . 

Fees collected ....... 

The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



57 
50 



$285.00 



Table 3. — Billiard, Pool and Sippio Tables and Bowling Alleys 



Applications granted 
Clubs . 



Places licensed 

Places licensed (clubs) 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For non-payment 



Rejected 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Additional 



18 
17 



275 
39 

314 
234 
37 



35 
12 

5 
12 

8 



6 



Number of Tables and Alleys 

Billiards .254 

Pool 1,104 

Bowling alleys ....... 745 

Canceled for non-payment: 

18 Billiard, 68 Pool, 59 Bowling Alleys. 
Fees collected* .... ... $9,760.00 

The fee established by the Board is $5 for each table and alley. 
* 1 (1932) license unpaid. 



Table 4.— 
Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Canceled : 

Surrendered: Class 
Class 

For non-payment : Class 
Class 



Intelligence Offices 



Rejected (Class 2) 
Transfers granted 
Withdrawn (Class 2 . 
Fees collected 

Of the applications granted 
51 were first-class 
45 were second-class 
15 were third-class . 



1) (Class 



2) 



111 
95 



12 
1 

15 

3 



$4,800.00 



$3,825 
1,575 
30 



The fee established by the Board is $75 for a first- 
class license; $35 for a second-class license; and $2 for 
a third-class license. 

4 licensed places hold two classes of licenses. 

Table 5.— Picnic Groves 
Applications granted .... 
Places licensed 
Fees collected 
The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 6.— Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water 
. or Fruit 

Applications granted 
Places licensed 



$15.00 



Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For non-payment 



Rejected 
Transferred . 
Withdrawn 
Revoked 
Fees collected 
The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5. 



2,410 
2,093 



191 
115 



Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For non-payment 



Table 7.— Lodging Houses 



265 
60 



306 
53 
72 
59 
11 



3,294 
2,958 



325 



$11,475.00 



Rejected 93 

Revoked ........ 11 

Transferred 92 

Withdrawn . . .16 

Fees collected* $6,462.00 

The fee established by the City is $2. 

*3 (1932) licenses unpaid. 

Table 8. — Merry-Go-Rounds, Ferris Wheels, Etc. 
Applications granted ...... 3 

Places licensed . . . . . 3 

Withdrawn ........ 1 

Fees collected $85.00 

The fee established by the Board is $2.50 for each class 
for each day licensed. 

Table 9. — Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 



Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Canceled : 

Surrendered 
For non-payment 



Rejected 
Revoked 

Transfers granted . 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 

The fee is established by law, not to exceed $1 



201 
106 



2,538 
2,218 



307 
38 
13 
71 
1 
73 



Table 10. — Roller Skating Rinks 



Applications granted . . . . . . 2 

Places licensed ....... 2 

Fees collected $50.00 

The fee established by the Board is $25. 

Table 11. — Firearms 
Applications granted ...... 14 

Places licensed . . . . . .14 

Fees collected .. $70.00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 12. — Entertainment, Etc. 
Applications granted: Innholders . . . .,17 

Common Victualers 128 

Soft Drinks ... 7 

Canceled : 

Surrendered: Innholders .... 1 

Common Victualers 22 

Soft Drinks ... 1 

Nonpayment: Soft Drinks . . 2 

Rejected: Common Victualers . 7 

Soft Drinks ... 1 

Revoked: Common Victualers . 1 

Soft Drinks ... 1 

Transferred Common Victualers . . 1 

Places in operation ...... 124 

Fees collected . $25.00 



Under the Statute no fee is collectible from persons 
holding an innholder or common victualer license. 



Table 13.— Miscellaneous Receipts 

Recording fees $256.00 

Sale of Firearms books .... 6.00 

Total amount received and paid into the treasury on account 

of miscellaneous licenses and receipts .... $48,966.00 

Table 14. — Holders of Licenses Arranged According to Nativity 











Retail 


Fruit, 






Lodging 


Common 


Inn- 


Vendors of 


Ice Cream, 


Fire- 




Houses 


Victualers 


holders 


Soft drinks 


etc. 


arms 




9 


42 




73 


74 




American 


1,403 


1,224 


53 


715 


632 


7 


A rmpn inn 


11 


45 




123 


118 




Austrian 


'. '. 15 


19 




23 


25 






7 












Canadian 


677 


151 


3 


55 


56 




V. Iinir^t ... 




31 












1 






1 


1 




ri7pphn Slav 


3 


1 










Dan ish 


■'. '. 6 


1 










Dutch 


'/ m '. 2 






2 


2 




English 


104 


32 




42 


38 




Fin lander 


5 


1 










Filippino 




2 










French 


14 


g 




g 


7 




German 


'. 37 


40 




15 


9 




Grecian 


24 


368 




140 


155 




Hungarian 


! '. 2 




- 


1 




- 


Irish .... 


496 


60 


1 


108 


115 




Italian .... 


25 


267 


1 


461 


423 


3 


Japanese 


1 


2 










Latvian 




7 




5 


3 




Lithuanian 


9 


11 




54 


50 




Norwegian 


7 






3 


3 




Polish .... 


60 


33 




71 


70 




Portuguese 


15 


7 




4 


8 




Roumanian . 


1 


9 




10 


9 




Russian 


44 


337 


2 


461 


452 


2 


Scotch .... 


62 


9 




8 


7 


1 


South American 




1 




1 






Spanish 


2 


8 


1 


2 


2 




Swedish 


84 


14 




4 


3 




Swiss .... 




3 










Syrian 


. '. 150 


39 




83 


81 




Turkish 


4 


18 




35 


36 




Ukrainian 




7 




1 


1 




Welch .... 


! ! i 












West Indian 


28 


3 




5 


4 






3,300 


2,800 


61 


2,513 


2,385 


14 



Expenditures from December 1, 1931, to December 1, 
Personal Service 
Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent Employees . 
Temporary employees ....... 

Services Other than Personal 

Printing and binding 
Light 
Rent 

Communication 
Cleaning 

Investigation, etc. 
General plant repairs 



Library 
Office 

Food and ice . 
Laundry, cleaning, etc. 



Equipment 
Supplies 



1932 



$24,800.00 
512.29 



84.15 
135.24 
4,500.00 
316.88 
3.00 
25.35 
57.75 

17.60 

1,032.98 
28.08 
6.75 

$31,520.07 



8 



Legislation 

The legislature of 1932 made no change in the laws relating to the 
Board or concerning the licenses granted by it. 

New Legislation 

In its report of a year ago, the Board recommended that the law with 
reference to the sale of cooked and prepared foods on Sunday be liberal- 
ized and presented a bill to that effect, which bill did not become law. 
The Board still believes that our Sunday laws might well be made more 
liberal in that behalf to the convenience of many and without detracting 
from the sanctity of the Sabbath. 

If the so-called Volstead Act is modified by the Congress before or dur- 
ing the session of the 1933 Legislature, some changes in our laws with 
reference to the sale of beverages containing alcohol will probably be indi- 
cated, but in view of the fact that a commission has been appointed to 
consider the matter, the Board makes no recommendation. The duty of 
the Board is, and will be, to carry out to the best of its ability whatever 
laws may be enacted. 

General Matters 

All applications for licenses are referred to the Police Department for 
investigation and a report, which is made in writing giving reasons for 
disapproval and in some cases for approval. The Board also requires new 
applicants for liquor, intelligence office, pool and bowling, entertainment 
and lunch cart licenses to appear before the Board prior to the granting 
of a license. 

Applicants for booths or for dancing must present a plan showing the 
location and character of the proposed booths or the space for dancing, 
a copy of which plan is filed with the Board. Booths must be open and not 
over four feet six inches high, and in some cases less height only is per- 
mitted. 

If the police report on an application is unfavorable or if there are 
objections to the granting of a license, a hearing is given. 

Close co-operation is maintained with the Building Department of the 
City, especially with reference to safety from fire of buildings licensed as 
lodging houses, and with the Health Department of the City as regards 
health and sanitary conditions on all licensed premises. 

The Board endeavors to see to it that no license is granted the exercise 
of which is likely to cause a nuisance to others and that no license already 
issued is so exercised as to become a nuisance. 

Licenses are not granted to aliens without at least first papers, and vot- 
ing citizenship is required of some classes of licensees. 

Complaints for violation of law or of the terms of a license are usually 
made by the Police, but sometimes by City departments, Federal authori- 
ties and individuals. Information from any source is welcome. 

Public hearings are held on all complaints that purport to be sustained 
by evidence. 

At all hearings any person interested may appear with counsel, and 
if a licensee has no counsel, the Board endeavors to safeguard his or her 
rights. Nothing in the nature of a penalty is imposed without a hearing. 

The Board has harmonious and satisfactory relations with the Police 
Department, City departments and with the Federal authorities. 

David T. Montague, 
Arthur J. Selfridge, 
Mary E. Driscoll, 

Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



•574 1 • H4lr 

Public Document No. 74 

"5 

Zfye €ommontoealtl> of i«ajtfjtfacljujSettjei 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30 
1933 





PUBTICATION OF THI8 DOCTJMENr A«»l RO\ El> B\ *HE COMUIS3ICI: ON ArMINISTRATION AND FINANCE 

200. 6-'34. Order 1526. 



HUSETTS • ' 

JUL 19 1934 
Cftc Commontoealtfj of ;j¥ta£0aclm£ett£ 

STATE HOUSE BOSTON 
ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON 

December 1, 1933 

To His Excellency Joseph B. Ely, Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits its 
twenty-eighth annual report covering the year ending November 30, 1933. 

Personnel of the Board 
David T. Montague, Chairman, Arthur J. Selfridge, and Mary E. Driscoll, 
constitute the present Board. 

Financial 

Receipts and disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1933: 



Non-intoxicating Beverages Licenses, Malt and Wine . $405,210.00 
Miscellaneous Licenses ...... 46,403.00 

Liquor Licenses . . . . . . . 4,189.00 

Miscellaneous Receipts ...... 360.17 

$456,162.17 

Expenses of the Board, salaries, rent, light, etc. . . 32,916.16 



Excess receipts over expenditures . . . $423,246.01 

Licenses Granted by the Board 

1. Third-class liquor, retail druggists . . . . .-. 339 

2. Fourth-class liquor, wholesale dealers ...... 14 

3. Fifth-class, industrial alcohol . . . . . . . 1 

4. Non-intoxicating alcoholic beverages, malt and wine . . . 2,651 

5. Soft drinks . . . . 2,289 

6. Innholder and common victualers . . . . . 3,209 

7. Club victualers . . . 12 

8. Lodging houses . . . . . . . . . . 3,035 

9. Intelligence offices ......... 105 

10. Sale of firearms .......... 12 

11. Billiard and pool tables and bowling alleys ..... 268 

12. Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds ...... 4 

13. Picnic groves .......... 4 

14. Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionary, soda water and fruit . . 2,277 

15. Entertainment required by Chapter 299, Acts of 1926 ... 291 

16. Roller skating rinks • • • • 2 



• < \; " l " • * ; ' 14,513 

Total number of applications acted on during the year: 

Granted, 14,513 'Rejected, 419. Total, 14,932. 



The Board nas held 4, o >0 fori a -a 1 hearings dming tht- year in addition to many 
informal conferences. 



Hearings 



Kind of License 



Number Action Taken 



Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Entertainment, etc. 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Club Victualers 
Firearms 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists 
Intelligence Offices 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Pool, etc. 
Pool, etc. 
Pool, etc. 
Pool, etc. 
Pool, etc. 
Clubs 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 
Beer 

Merry-go-round 



1 Revoked 

1 Dismissed 

1 Granted after a hearing 

2 Rejected after a hearing 
1 Suspended 3 days 

1 Warned 

2 Revoked 

2 Revoked but revocation suspended 

3 Placed on file 

3 Granted after a hearing 
1 Rejected after a hearing 

- 1 Suspended indefinitely 

1 Withdrawn 

10 Revoked 

20 Revoked but revocation suspended 

22 Placed on file 

1 1 Dismissed 

32 Granted after a hearing 

11 Rejected after a hearing 

2 Suspended 2 days 
6 Suspended 6 days 
2 Suspended 1 week 
2 Suspended 2 weeks 

1 Suspended 3 weeks 

2 Suspended 1 month 
1 Withdrawn 

1 Miscellaneous 

4 Restricted 
1 Warned 

1 Granted after a hearing 

1 Dismissed 

3 Revoked 

11 Revoked but revocation suspended 

1 Placed on file 
16 Dismissed 

10 Granted after a hearing 

2 Rejected after a hearing 

1 Revoked but revocation suspended 

8 Granted after a hearing 

1 Suspended 1 week 

2 Granted after a hearing 

3 Revoked 

29 Revoked but revocation suspended 

8 Placed on file 

6 Granted after a hearing 

3 Rejected after a hearing 

8 Suspended 1 week 

4 Suspended 2 weeks 
2 Suspended 1 month 
1 Revoked 

32 Revoked but, revocation suspended 

10 Placed on file 

6 Granted after a hearing 

1 Rejected after a hearing 

9 Suspended 1 week 

5 Suspended 2 weeks 

2 Suspended 1 month 

6 Revoked but revocation suspended 
1 Dismissed 

4 Granted after a hearing 

4 Rejected after a hearing 

1 Cancelled 

3 Granted after a hearing 

3 Revoked 

9 Revoked but revocation suspended 

10 Placed on file 

4 Dismissed 

18 Granted after a hearing 

8 Rejected after a hearing 

3 Suspended 3 days 

1 Suspended 2 weeks 

1 Suspended 3 weeks 

2 Miscellaneous 
10 Restricted 

5 Warned 
2 Forfeited 

1 Rejected after a hearing 

430 Total number of hearings. 



4 



Table 1. — Liquor 
The following is a classified list of the licenses in force November 30, 1933: 
Fourth-class dealers . . 6 Fifth-class license . . 1 
Fourth-class druggists . . 6 Third-class druggists . 305 

318 

X umber of Licenses Issued and Amount Paid into the Treasury from December 1, 1932 

to December 1, 1933 



6 Fourth-class dealers, at $300 $1,800.00 

1 Fourth-class dealer, at $300 (part of year) 250.00 

6 Fourth-class druggists, at $300 1,800.00 

338 Third-class druggists, at $1 . . . . . . 338.00 

1 Fifth-class license, at $1 . . . . . . . . 1.00 



Total $4,189.00 



Liquor licenses are issued under the Massachusetts Liquor Law subject to 
Federal laws and regulations. The fee for a third and a fifth-class license is fixed 
by the statute at one dollar. 

Table 2. — Non-intoxicating Beverages, Malt and Wine 
A. — Temporary Licenses 

Common Victualers 
Applications granted ....... 772 

Places licensed . . . . . . . . 740 

Canceled: . . . ... . . . 32 

Surrendered ...... 4 

For non-payment of fee . . . . 28 

Rejected ....... 

Transferred . . .- 

Withdrawn ....... 

Fees: . . . 496 @ $70 $34,720 

63 @ 60 3,780 
213 @ 50 10,650 



121 

3 
65 



$49,150 

Cancelled for non-payment of fee: 

20 @ $70 $1,400 
2 @ 60 120 
6 @ 50 300 



$1,820 

Net fees coUected $47,330.00 

Of the licenses granted, 13 were for dining cars. 

Innholders 

Applications granted ........ 41 

Places licensed . . . . ... . .39 

Cancelled for non-payment of fee . . . . - 2 

Withdrawn . . . . . . . . .3 



Fees: . . . 35 % 


$70 


$2,450 


2 @ 


60 


120 


- 4 @ 


50 


200 






$2,770 


Cancelled for non-payment of fee: 






1 @ 


$70 


$70 


1 @ 


50 


50 



$120 

Net fees collected $2,650.00 



Retail Bottle Stores 
Applications granted ...... 

Places licensed ....... 

Cancelled for non-payment of fee 

4 @ $60 



Withdrawn 
Fees : 



Net fees collected 

Applications granted 
Places licensed . 
Canceled . 
Withdrawn 
Fees : 



48 @ $70 
121 @ 60 
7 @ 50 



$240 



$3,360 
7,260 
350 



$10,970 
Clubs 



39 @ $70 
5 @ 60 
9 @ 50 



$2,730 
300 
450 



Canceled for non-pavment of fee 

1 @ $60 

Net fees collected . 



$3,480 
$60 



(B) Permanent Licenses 

Common Victualers 



Applications granted . 
Places licensed . 
Canceled: . 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 
Rejected . 
Transferred 

Fees: ... 175 @$275 $48,125 

851 @ 250 212,750 

$260,875 

Canceled for non-pavment of fee: 

9 @$275 $2,475 
52 @ 250 13,000 

$15,475 

Net fees collected ...... 

Of the licenses granted, 15 were for dining cars. 



Applications granted . 
Places licensed . 
Canceled: . 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 

Fees: 



Innholders 



5 @$275 
32 @ 250 



$1,375 
8,000 



Canceled for non-payment of fee: 

2 @$250 

Net fees collected . 



$9,375 
$500 



15 
61 



176 
172 
4 

839 



53 
52 
1 



1,026 
950 
76 



23 
4 



37 
34 
3 



$10,730.00 



$3,420.00 



$245,400.00 



$8,875 



Applications granted . 
Places licensed . 
Cancelled : 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 
Rejected . 
Withdrawn 

Fees: 



6 

Retail Bottle Stores 



6 
131 



416 
278 
137 



7 
20 



258 @ $275 
157 @ 250 
1 @ 240 



$70,950 
39,250 
240 



Canceled for non-payment of fee: 

110 @ $275 
21 @ 250 

Reconsidered and rejected 

1 @ $275 



$110,440 

30,250 
5,250 

275 



$35,775 

Net fees collected: $74,665.00 



Clubs 



Applications granted . 
Places licensed . 

Declared "Null and Void" 
Rejected . 
Withdrawn 
Fees: ... 5 @ $275 

43 @ 250 



48 
45 
1 
2 
4 
7 



$1,375 
10,750 



Canceled for non-payment of fee: 

1 @ $250 

Net fees collected . 



$12,125 
250 



$11,875.00 



(C) — Special Alcoholic Beverages Licenses 

Applications granted .... .... 82 

Places licensed ......... 80 

Canceled for non-payment of fee . . . . . . 2 

Fees collected .......... 



$265.00 



Table 3. 



Applications granted . 
Places licensed . 
Canceled: . 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 
Rejected . 
Revoked . 
Transferred 
Fees collected 



-Common Victualers and Innholders 
Common Victualers 

3,131 
2,470 
651 



445 
206 



89 
10 
101 



. $14,600.00 

Of the licenses granted, 37 were for dining cars, 35 of which are in actual oper- 
tion. 



5 (1933) licenses unpaid. 



7 



Innholders 

Applications granted . 
Places licensed . 
Canceled: . • . 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 
Rejected . 
Revoked . 
Fees collected 
The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed $5.00. 

Table 4. — Club Victualers 
Applications granted ...... 

Places licensed ....... 

Reconsidered and rejected ..... 

Fees collected ....... 



78 
65 
12 



$370.00 



12 
12 
1 



Table 5. — Billiard, Pool and Sippio Tables and Bowling Alleys 

Applications granted 239 

Clubs 29 



$60.00 



Places licensed . 
Places licensed (clubs) 
Canceled: . 

Surrendered . 13 

Non-payment of fee . . 17 

Rejected . 

Transferred 

Withdrawn 

Additional 

Number of Tables and Alleys 
Billiards ........ 

Pool 

Bowling alleys ....... 

Canceled for non-payment : 

3 Billiard, 39 Pool, 37 Bowling Alleys. 
Fees collected ......... 

The fee established by the Board is $5 for each table, and alley. 
1 (1933) license unpaid. 



268 
204 
29 
30 



10 

8 
6 
5 



239 
917 
645 



Table 6. — Intelligence Offices 







105 






99 






3 


Class 1 


'. ' 1 




Class 2 


2 


3 


Class 2 '. 


'. ' 1 


1 



Applications granted 
Places licensed . 
Canceled: . 



Transfers granted 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 
Of the applications granted 

47 were first-class . . . $2,350 
1 @ $35.00 .... 35 

41 were second-class . . . 1,025 

16 were third-class ... 32 
The fee established by the Board is — 

$50 for a first-class license; 

*25 for a second-class license; 

$2 for a third-class license. 

1 license was issued at $35. 

5 licensed places hold two classes of licenses. 



$9,005.00 



$3,342.00 



s 



Table 7. — Picnic Groves 
Applications granted ........ 4 

Places licensed . . . . . . . . .4 

Fees collected $20.00 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 8. — Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water or Fruit 
Applications granted ....... 2,277 

Places licensed ........ 1,954 

Canceled: 321 

Surrendered 179 

Xon-payment of fee . . . . 142 

Rejected 32 

Transferred ...... ... 58 

Revoked . . . . . . . .4 

Fees collected $10,675.00 

Withdrawn 65 



2 licenses were restored after cancellation. 
The fee fixed by Statute is not to exceed So. 



Table 9. — Lodging Houses 
Applications granted ....... 3,035 

Places licensed ........ 2,805 

Canceled: 227 

Surrendered . . . . . . 167 

Xon-pavment of fee .... 60 

Rejected 78 

Revoked .......... 3 

Transferred 83 

Fees collected (1) (2) 

The fee established by the City is $2. 

(1) 3 (1932) licenses paid. 

(2) 6 (1933) licenses unpaid. 

Table 10. — Merry-Go-Rounds, Ferris Wheels, Etc. 
Applications granted ........ 4 

Places licensed ......... 4 

Rejected .......... 2 

Fees collected .......... 

The fee established by the Board is S2.50 for each class for 

each dav licensed. 



Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 

2,289 



Table 11 
Applications granted 
Places licensed . 
Canceled: . 

Surrendered . . . . . . 151 

For non-payment . . . . . . 137 

Rejected . 
Revoked . 
Transfers granted 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 

1 license restored after cancellation. 

The fee is established by law, not to exceed $1.00. 

Table 12. — Roller Skating Rinks 
Applications granted . . . . . • . 

Places licensed ........ 

Fees collected ........ 

The fee established by the Board is $25. 



2,000 
288 



31 
2 

60 
70 



$5,934.00 



$130.00 



$2,152.00 



$50.00 



Table 13. — Firearms 
Applications granted ...... 

Places licensed ....... 

Fees collected ....... 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 14. — Entertainment, Etc. 
Applications granted: Innholders . 

Common Victualers 
Soft Drinks . 

Canceled : 

Surrendered : 
Rejected: 
Revoked : 

Places in operation 
Fees collected 

Under the Statute no fee is collectible from persons 
holding an innholder or common victualer license. 



Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 



12 
12 



25 
265 
1 

7 
11 

2 

282 



$60.00 



$5.00 



Table 15. — Miscellaneous Receipts 

Recording fees $353.00 

Sale of Firearms books . . . . . . . . 4.80 

Sale of old papers, etc. ........ 2.37 

Total amount received and paid into the treasury on account 

of miscellaneous licenses and receipts ..... $46,763.17 

Holders of Licenses Arranged According to Nativity 





Lodging 


Common 




Houses 


Victualers 


Albanian 


6 


49 


American 


. 1,344 


1,682 


Arabian . 




1 


Armenian 


11 


54 


Austrian 


9 


32 


Belgian . 


6 




Bohemian 




1 


Bulgarian 




1 


Canadian 


'. '. 653 


140 


Chinese . 




39 


Cuban 


2 




Czecho Slav 


5 




Danish 


5 


3 


Dutch . 


4 


1 


English 


98 


46 


Finlander 


5 


2 


Fillippino 




1 


French 


; 20 


9 


German . 


36 


33 


Grecian . 


22 


446 


Hungarian 


3 




Irish 


470 


147 


Italian 


24 


366 


Japanese 


1 


3 


Latvian . 




6 


Lithuanian 


! '. 5 


22 


Mexican . 




1 


Norwegian 


'. '. 5 


3 


Polish . 


58 


33 


Portuguese 


12 


9 


Roumanian 


1 


14 


Russian . 


27 


389 


Scotch . 


51 


10 


South American 


1 


2 


Spanish . 


1 


10 


Swedish . 


76 


17 


Swiss 


2 


2 


Syrian 


154 


36 


Turkish . 


3 


26 


Ukrainian 




4 


Welsh 






West Indian 


: 22 


5 



inn- 
holders 



62 



3,142 



3,646 



93 



Retail 






Vendors of 


Fruit, Ice 


Fire- 


Soft Drinks 


Cream etc. 


arms 


54 


58 




621 


575 


5 


118 


116 




20 


21 




1 


1 




1 


1 




49 


51 




2 


2 




34 


35 


1 


5 


6 




11 


6 




117 


121 




1 


1 




104 


128 




421 


394 


3 


3 


2 




47 


52 




3 


1 




67 


69 




7 


6 




6 


7 




411 


423 


2 


8 


8 


1 


1 


1 




1 


3 




83 


76 




22 


26 






2 




4 


2 




2,222 


2,194 


12 



10 



Expenditures from December 1, 1932, to December 1, 1933 



Personal Service 

Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent Employees . . . $23,285.00 

Temporary Employees . . . . . . . . 1,118.49 

Services Other than Personal 

Printing and binding ......... 165.35 

Transportation of Persons ........ 9.65 

Light 203.97 

Rent 4,500.00 

Communication ......... 382.13 

Cleaning . 3.25 

Investigation, etc. . . . . . . . . 23.35 

General plant repairs . . . . . . . . . 231.65 

Equipment 

Office 582.96 

Library . . 66.50 

Supplies 

Office . . • . . . 2,260.28 

Food and ice . . . . . . . . 77.08 

Laundry, cleaning, etc. ........ 6.50 



$32,916.16 

Legislation 

Legislation which became effective April 7, Chapter 120 of the Acts of 1933, 
made an important change in the laws relating to the Board and this Chapter, 
together with Chapter 284, Acts of 1933, which became effective September 24, 
made important changes in the laws concerning the licenses granted by it. Said 
Chapter 120 provided in brief for an Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission and 
for the manufacture, importation, transportation and sale of wines and malt bever- 
ages containing not less than one-half and not more than three and two-tenths per 
cent of alcohol by weight under a system of licenses or permits, the A. B. C. Com- 
mission to have the control and licensing of manufacturing, wholesaling and im- 
porting, and local licensing authorities to have the control and licensing of sales to 
be drunk on the premises and sales at retail not to be drunk on the premises with 
licenses issued by the local authorities subject to approval by the A. B. C. Commis- 
sion and with the right of appeal to the Commission by anyone aggrieved by the 
action of the local authorities. The Act also gave local authorities the right to fix 
license fees within certain maximums and minimums and, except for certain pro- 
hibitions, to regulate the hours of sale. 

The situation was such that the sale of the beverages permitted by said Chapter 
120 was permissable in Boston on the day the Act was signed. The Federal legis- 
lation making this Act possible was so near in point of time to the enactment of 
Chapter 120 and there was so much doubt until the last moment as to the pro- 
visions and scope of Chapter 120, that the Board was unable to make adequate 
preparations for the issuing of licenses. The first vote of the Board was to provide 
that all licensees must be registered voters of Boston. 

The demand was so great, and the drouth apparently so severe, that a limited 
number of licenses distributed throughout the city was forthwith granted with but 
little investigation. 

As permitted by the Act, the Board established April 30 as the end of the alco- 
holic beverage license year. 

As also permitted by the Act, all licenses granted without substantial investi- 
gation were granted temporarily to July 1. All applications were sent to the 
police for investigation and report, and a member of the Board or its secretary in- 
spected the premises of and interviewed practically all applicants. 

The number of licenses for beverages not to be drunk on the premises was limited 
by the Act on a population basis to 176 in Boston. This number appeared to be 



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too few and by amendment the number was increased to 501, of which about 300 
were granted before the end of the year. In granting these licenses preference was 
given to former liquor dealers of good repute. The Board fixed the annual license 
fee for these licenses at $300, and the hours of sale from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. at first, ^ 
and shortly afterward extended the closing hour to 11 P.M. 

These licenses were issued to wholesalers, stores for the sale of beverages only, 
and to markets and grocery stores. The holders of these licenses gave the Board 
practically no trouble during the year. 

The Act further provided that an unlimited number of licenses might be granted 
to innholders, common victualers and clubs for the permitted beverages to be 
drunk on the premises. The Board fixed the annual fee for all these licenses at $300, 
and regulated the hours of sale by providing that a common victualer might not 
sell outside the hours covered by his common victualer license, and that no sales 
might be made by any licensee between the hours of 1 and 5 A.M. on week days or 
between 12 o'clock Saturday night amd 1 P.M. on Sunday. The Board also exer- 
cised its right of curtailing the hours of sale in some places. 

The issuing of these licenses to innholders and reputable established clubs 
caused little trouble but common victualers and newly organized clubs presented 
more of a problem. Some inactive clubs with old charters also assumed unwonted 
activity. 

• Many common victualers could not, in the opinion of the Board, qualif}' as res- 
taurants under the law, and as such become entitled to malt and wine beverage 
licenses. The situation came about in this way. Some j'ears ago when food began 
to be served in many places that were not real restaurants, the Board felt that it 
was better for the community- to require that all sellers of any kind of food to be 
eaten on the premises take out common victualer licenses, with the consequent 
right of supervision by the Board and other authorities, although they could not 
qualify under the law as common victualers. 

The Board decided at an early date that no licenses under the Act would be 
granted to drug stores and few of these stores applied, but nearly all other holders 
of common victualer licenses applied for malt and wine licenses and many of these 
did not have the equipment to qualify under Section 3 of said Chapter 120, defining 
restaurants, and did not serve regular meals. Consequently, with the exception of 
large and well known restaurants, all applicants were required to appear before the 
Board, were instructed, and their places of business inspected by some member of 
the Board or by its secretary. The minimum kitchen requirements established are 
a 4-burner gas stove with oven, a sink, hot water, a refrigerator, and some general 
food. 

Some licensees have insisted with apparent truth that sandwiches were all the 
food desired by their patrons. In such cases, the Board has encouraged and ad- 
vised, and sometimes ordered, that more kinds of food be prepared and advertised, 
and this has met with considerable but not entire success. Some discipline has been 
necessary, but on the whole common victualer malt and wine licensees have given 
the Board very little trouble since their licenses were issued. Only one such license 
has been revoked. These licenses have been issed freely, have been popular, and 
with very few undesirable results. 

The Act provides that the permitted beverages may not be drunk by patrons 
while standing. It seemed to the Board that it would help a licensee to enforce 
this provision if all bars or counters at which food or these beverages were served 
were equipped with fixed stools. It therefore required that this be done, and both 
licensees and patrons seem pleased with the result. These beverages are not al- 
lowed to be sold from or at a soda fountain. 

With the coming of malt and wine beverages, several clubs were organized for 
alleged social or other lawful purposes, and various older clubs of similar purport 
took on new leases of life, and applied for malt and wine licenses, and in some cases 
it was very difficult to determine whether the licenses ought to be granted. Most 
of these clubs were composed of and were for men only. 

Some applications were rejected and the places became alleged speakeasies, but 
if the officers of the club were apparently respectable, and the club quarters reason- 
ably adequate with no evidence of intended exclusion of the authorities, a license 
was granted. In connection with the granting of the license, the principal officers 



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were required to appear before the Board with their records and books of account, 
and to give information as to what the club actually did or proposed to do. 

The Board was and still is skeptical as to the principal purpose of some of these 
clubs, but complaints have been few and only one club license has been revoked. 

Another class of clubs merits attention. During the past year or two several so- 
called night clubs have been organized for the principal apparent purpose of fur- 
nishing food and entertainment, principally dancing, for their members and guests. 
Some of these clubs have borne a good general reputation, others nave hot. None 
of these clubs held any kind of license from the Board until after September 24, 
1933. On that date Chapter 284 of the Acts of 1933 became effective, which chapter 
in substance provides that a club which dispenses food or beverages to its members 
must take out a club victualer license. Shortly after September 24, some of these 
clubs applied for and received club victualer licenses, a condition of which is that 
the club premises shall be subject to inspection by the authorities at any time. 

At various times during the year the Board gathered from newspaper reports, 
and from statements made to its members, that conditions in some of these clubs 
were not what they should be, but neither before nor after said September 24 were 
any complaints made to it or any statements implying illegal or improper conduct 
made to any member of the Board by persons willing to testify. 

In the latter part of the year the prospect of the repeal of the 18th amendment 
and the expected passage by the Legislature of an Act making possible the sale of 
all alcoholic beverages engaged the active attention of the Board. 

Applications for any probable kind of alcoholic beverage license were prepared 
and from and after November 22 given to applicants, and as applications were 
made out and filed with the Board, they were sent to the police for investigation 
and report. In anticipation that most of the holders of malt and wine licenses 
would apply for all alcoholic beverage licenses, the members of the Board or their 
secretary, beginning in October, inspected the premises of practically all holders of 
malt and wine licenses. 

The granting of malt and wine licenses, and consequent supervision of the licen- 
sees, and the preparations for the granting of all alcoholic licenses, rather over- 
shadow what has been the regular work of the Board since prohibition, but that 
work was carried on as usual and is shown in the detailed statement. 

In connection with the regular work, one ruling of the Board may be of more 
than passing, importance. The law provides that revolvers and certain other fire- 
arms may be sold only to a person who has a permit to buy, and who appears in 
person and takes delivery of the weapon. A revolver was sold by a Boston dealer 
to a person in New York State, and delivered there. This weapon later appeared 
in a hold-up in the State of Washington and was traced to the Boston dealer. He 
claimed that the law requiring personal appearance and delivery did not apply to 
shipments outside the state, but the Board ruled that appearance of the buyer and 
personal delivery to him applied to all sales of restricted weapons. 

The Board continues to hear all who wish to be heard and takes no summary 
action without an opportunity for a hearing. 

It has harmonious and satisfactory relations with the Police Department, City 
Departments, and with the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. Very few 
appeals have been taken from the Board to the Commission and the Board has not 
thus far been overruled. 

David T. Montague, 
Arthur J. Selfridge, 
Mary E. Driscoll, 



Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



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19 3¥ 

Public Document No. 74 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



LICENSING BOARD 



FOR THE 



City of Boston 

FOR THE 

YEAR EXDIXG NOVEMBER 30 
1934 



Publication of this Document Approved by Commission on Administration and Finance 



200. 5-'35. Order 4637. 



^> 5, 



STATE LfBRMY 0F MflSSBCflOSETH 



JUN28 1935 
of the 

LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON 

December 1, 1934 

To His Excellency Joseph B. Ely, Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits its 
twenty-ninth annual report covering the year ending November 30, 1934. 

Personnel of the Board 

David T. Montague, Chairman, and Mary E. Driscoll, constitute the Board 
at present, Arthur J. Self ridge, long a valued member of the Board, having 
passed away September 28, 1934. 

Financial 

Receipts and Disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1934: 



Alcoholic Beverages Licenses $1,421,426.85 

Miscellaneous Licenses 40,756.91 

Miscellaneous Receipts 314.80 

Denatured Alcohol Licenses . 3.00 



$1,462,501.56 

Expenses of the Board, salaries, light, rent, etc. . . . 37,728.71 



Excess receipts over expenditures $1,424,772.85 

Licenses Granted by the Board 

Alcoholic Beverages . 2,442 

Retail Druggists 268 

Third Class Druggist - . 1 

Denatured Alcohol 3 

Innholders and Common Victualers 3,102 

Club Victualers ... 10 

Entertainment required by Chapter 299, Acts of 1926 . . . 1,036 

Lodging Houses 2,954 

Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit . . 2,116 

Soft drinks 1,993 

Billiard and pool tables and bowling alleys 253 

Intelligence Offices 116 

Sales of firearms . .-.<.<■■ . . 14 

Ferris wbdera etc. . ' ..' .**, * -V* s ; . , l ' t . .. . . • '3 

Picnic Groves . 4 

Roller Skating Rinks 2 



c,c, — 14,317 

Total number ci applications avited on daring the year: 



Granted, 14,317 Rejected, 1,067 Total, 15,384 

Formal Hearings, Alcoholic Beverages Applications and Licenses 454 
Formal Hearings, Miscellaneous Licenses .... 552 

Total Hearings . • 1,006 



Alcoholic Beverages^ "Hearings on Complaints 



Kind of License 



Number 
of 

Licenses Action Taken 



Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 



1 Dismissed 

1 Granted after hearing 

1 Suspended one day 

1 ^ Suspended three days 
1** Sirspe'nded indefinitely 

2 Placed on file, warned 

1 9 Revoked 

13 Revoked, but revocation suspended 

14 Dismissed 

86 Placed on file, warned 

32 Granted after a hearing 

32 Rejected after a hearing 

9 Suspended two days 

5 Suspended three days 

1 4 Suspended one week 

3 Suspended two weeks 
9 Suspended indefinitely 

4 Suspended, balance of license year 
42 Restrictions imposed 

3 Revoked 

2 Revoked, but revocation suspended 

4 Dismissed 

9 Placed on file, warned 

4 Granted after a hearing 

2 Rejected after a hearing 
1 Suspended two days 

3 Suspended three days 
1 Revoked 

3 Dismissed 

18 Granted after a hearing 

8 Rejected after a hearing 

1 Suspended three days 

4 Suspended one week 

5 Suspended indefinitely 
18 Restrictions imposed 

3 Placed on file 

2 Revoked 

2 Revoked, but revocation suspended 

20 Placed on file, warned 
16 Granted after a hearing 
10 Rejected after a hearing 

1 Suspended two days 

8 Suspended, balance of license year 

3 Dismissed 

1 Revoked, but revocation suspended 

1 Dismissed 

5 Placed on file 

3 Granted after a hearing 

1 Suspended three days 

2 Suspended one week 

1 Suspended three weeks 

2 Suspended one month 



Miscellaneous Hearings on Complaints 



Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 



1 Revoked 

3 Dismissed 

1 Placed on file 
7 Revoked 

2 Revoked, but revocation suspended 

10 Placed on file 
9 Dismissed 

11 Granted after a hearing 

4 Rejected after a hearing 

3 Suspended three weeks 
21 Restrictions imposed 
25 Revoked 

18 Revoked, but revocation suspended 

59 Placed on file 

15 Dismissed 

34 Granted after a hearing 

29 Rejected after a hearing 

4 Suspended three days 
4 Suspended one week 

4 Suspended two weeks 

1 Suspended three weeks 

5 Suspended indefinitely 
5 Withdrawn 

38 Restrictions imposed 

1 Suspended, balance of license year 



4 

Miscellaneous Hearings on Complaints — Continued 



Kind of License 



Number 
of 

Licenses 



Action Taken 



Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Club victualers 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Fruit, etc. 

etc. 
etc. 
etc. 



etc. 
etc. 
etc. 



Fruit 
Fruit 
Fruit 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit, etc 
Fruit, etc 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 



20 
12 
1 
1 
12 



28 
4 
1 
8 
3 
1 
9 
11 
10 



16 
2 
9 
2 
4 
7 
1 
9 
1 
5 
1 
2 
1 
1 



Given 7 -day privilege after hearing 
Forfeited 

Rejected after a hearing 
Revoked 

Revoked, but revocation suspended 

Placed on file 

Dismissed 

Granted after a hearing 
Suspended two weeks 
Withdrawn 
Revoked 

Revoked, but revocation' suspended 

Placed on file 

Dismissed 

Granted after a hearing 
Rejected after a hearing 
Suspended one day- 
Suspended one week 
Suspended two weeks 
Suspended indefinitely- 
Forfeited 
Revoked 

Revoked, but revocation suspended 

Placed on file 

Dismissed 

Granted after a hearing 

Rejected after a hearing 

Suspended one week 

Suspended two weeks 

Miscellaneous 

Forfeited 

Revoked 

Placed on file 

Dismissed 

Granted after a hearing 
Rejected after a hearing 
Suspended one week 
Withdrawn 
Forfeited 



Recapitulation 



December 1, 


1933 


to December 1, 1934 




Alcoholic Beverages 




Miscellaneous 




Revoked 


25 


Revoked . . . . . 


60 


Revoked, but revocation suspended 


18 


Suspended . 


49 


Suspended . . . . . 


76 


Revoked, but revocation suspended 


40 


Placed on file 


125 


Placed on file . . . . 


99 


Granted after hearing 


72 


Granted after hearing 


106 


Rejected after hearing 


52 


Rejected after hearing 


42 


Dismissed . 


26 


Dismissed . 


64 


Restrictions imposed 


60 


Restrictions imposed 


59 






Withdrawn .... 


7 






Forfeited .... 


20 






Given 7-day privilege after hearing 


2 






Miscellaneous 


4 


Total 


454 


Total . .' . 


552 



Common Victualers (Alcoholic Beverages) 
General Laws, Chapter 138, Section 12 

Applications filed 
Applications granted 



All alcoholic 
Malt and Wine 
Malt 



Tavern changed to Common Victualer All, 

(no fee) 



397 
188 
515 

1,100 
1 



1,101 



1,353 



1,101 



5 

Places licensed 982 

Cancelled for non-payment 75 

Cancelled by Board 21 

Reconsidered and rejected 4 

Revoked 21 

Revocations restored by Alcoholic Beverages Control 

Commission ........ 2 

1,101 

Rejected 166 

Withdrawn 86 

Transfers 74 

Reconsidered and granted 23 

Granted on trial to May 1 : 

All alcoholic, 34 Malt, 2 



Extended for balance of year : 31 all alcoholic ; 2 malt. 
No extension applied for: 3 all alcoholic. 
Granted to July 15: 1 Malt and Wine. 

Change of class: 

Malt to All Alcoholic, 14 Malt and Wine to All Alcoholic, 41 
Malt to Malt and Wine, 4 

Appeals from the decision of the Board to the Alcoholic Beverages 
Control Commission ... 88 

Sustained .... 30 

Denied 25 

Dismissed .... 19 

Withdrawn ... 14 



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(Changes by the Board) 

Common Vietualer All-Alcoholic to Tavern All Alcoholic . . 10 

Common Vietualer Malt and Wine to Tavern All Alcoholic . . 2 

Common Vietualer Malt Only to Tavern All Alcoholic ... 1 

Common Vietualer Malt and Wine to Tavern Malt and Wine . . 3 

Common Vietualer Malt to Tavern Malt 14 

(Changed back by Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission) 

Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Vietualer All Alcoholic ... 3 

Tavern Malt to Common Vietualer Malt 1 

(Rejected Petitions) 

Malt Common Vietualer petitioning for Tavern All Alcoholic . . 3 
Malt and Wine Common Vietualer petitioning for Tavern All 

Alcoholic 1 



Fees (Common Vietualer — Alcoholic Beverages) 

Fees Payable 



All Alcoholic 


108 @ 


$1,200 


$129,600 


All Alcoholic 


2 @ 


1,150 


2,300 


All Alcoholic 


2 @ 


1,125 


2,250 


All Alcoholic 


275 @ 


1,100 


302,500 


All Alcoholic 


1 @ 


1,000 


1,000 


All Alcoholic to May 1 


1 @ 


450 


450 


All Alcoholic to May 1 


2 @ 


400 


800 


Malt and Wine 


42 @ 


500 


21,000 


Malt and Wine 


4 @ 


450 


1,800 


Malt and Wine 


147 @ 


400 


58,800 


Malt and Wine 


1 @ 


350 


350 


Malt and Wine to July 15 . 


1 @ 


270.85 


270 



6 

Malt Onlv 173 @ 300 51,900 

Malt Onlv 2 @ 275 550 

Malt Only 5 @ 250 1,250 

Malt Onlv 9 @ 225 2,025 

Malt Only 325 @ 200 65,000 



Gross Fees .... 1,100 $641,845.85 
Cancelled for Non-Payment 

All Alcoholic .... 2 @ $1,200 $2,400 

All Alcoholic .... 2 @ 1,100 2,200 
(Additional Fee on Change from 

Malt to All Alcoholic) . . 1 @ 900 900 
(Balance on extensions of all 

alcoholic license from May 1 . 3 @ 800 2,400 

Malt and Wine .... 13 @ 500 6,500 

Malt and Wine .... 1 @ 450 450 

Malt and Wine .... 20 @ 400 8,000 

Malt Only 17 @ 300 5,100 

Malt Only 1 @ 250 250 

Malt Only 14 @ 200 2,800 

(Additional fee on change from 

Malt to All Alcoholic to May 1) 1 @ 100 100 



75 $31,100 

Reconsidered and Rejected 

All Alcoholic .... 1- @ 1,200 1,200 

Malt and Wine .... 1 @ 400 400 

Malt Only 2 @ 300 600 



Deductions 4 $2,200 $33,300 

$641,845.85 
33,300.00 



Net fees collected $608,545.85 

The fees fixed by the Board were as follows: 

All alcoholic license $1,200 

Malt and Wine license 500 

Malt License 300 

Table 3 — Taverns 

Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 403 

Applications granted 243 

All Alcoholic 198 

Malt and Wine 1 

Malt 10 

Changed from Common Victualer . 30 



239 

(Granted to May 1 and extended . . 3 
See Changed back by Alcoholic Beverages 
Control Commission from Tavern to 
Common Victualer all alcoholic . 3 
From Tavern to Common Victualer Malt 1 



243 



7 

Places licensed 225 

Cancelled : 14 

Surrendered 2 

Non-payment of fee ... 12 

Rejected . . . . . . . 113 

Revoked 2 

Revocations restored by Alcoholic Beverages 

Control Commission .... 2 

Transferred 9 

Reconsidered and granted .... 17 

Withdrawn 47 



Changes by Board 

Common Victualer all alcoholic to Tavern all alcoholic ... 10 

Common Victualer malt and wine to Tavern all alcoholic . . 2 

Common Victualer malt to Tavern all alcoholic .... 1 

Common Victualer malt to wine to Tavern malt and wine . . 3 

Common Victualer malt to Tavern malt 14 



Changed back by Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission 
Tavern all alcoholic restored to Common Victualer all alcoholic . 3 



Tavern malt restored to Common Victualer malt .... 1 

Rejected Petitions 

Malt Common Victualer petitioning for Tavern all alcoholic . . 3 
Malt and Wine Common Victualer petitioning for Tavern all 

alcoholic 1 

Appeals from decision of the Board to Alcoholic Beverages Control 

Commission 

Sustained 20 

Denied 2 

Dismissed 1 

23 

Fees 

All alcoholic 109 @ $1,000 $109,000 

All alcoholic ........ 1 @ 950 950 

All alcoholic 5 @ 925 4,625 

All alcoholic 6 @ 900 5,400 

All alcoholic 3 @ 800 2,400 

All alcoholic 8 @ 750 6,000 

All alcoholic 22 @ 700 15,400 

All alcoholic 10 @ 600 6,000 

All alcoholic 37 @ 500 18,500 

All alcoholic 1 @ 450 450 

All alcoholic 3 @ 250 750 

Malt 10 @ 300 3,000 

Malt 1 @ 250 250 



216 $172,725 

27 changes (no fee), 12 non-payment of fee . 9,450 



Fees collected 



$163,275 



8 

Non-payment of Fees 

All alcoholic 4 @ $1,000 $4,000 

All alcoholic 1 @ 900 900 

All alcoholic 4 @ 700 2,800 

All alcoholic 2 @ 500 1,000 

All alcoholic *1 @ 750 750 



$9,450 

*This non-payment for extension balance year 

The fees fixed by the Board were as follows : 

All Alcoholic $1,000 

Malt and Wine 500 

Malt 300 

These fees were later in the year changed as follows : 

All Alcoholic 750 

Malt and Wine 500 

Malt 300 

Table 4. One-Day Special Alcoholic Licenses 
Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications granted 234 

Places licensed 221 

Cancelled for non-payment of fee 10 

Licenses unpaid , 3 

Fees collected $615 

The fee fixed by the Board varies according to the number of 
people to be served 

Special Alcoholic Licenses for less than 1 year 
Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications granted 5 

Fees collected $1,665 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of 
days used and the number of people present at the gatherings 

Table 5. Innholders (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Licenses applied for 49 

Applications granted 45 

Applications rejected 1 

Applications withdrawn 3 

Fees: 

31 @ $1,900 $58,900 

12 @ 2,000 24,000 

1 @ 750 750 

1 @ 400 . . ... . . . 400 



$84,050 

Cancelled for non-payment: 

3 @ $2,000 $6,000 

1 @ 750 . 750 

1@ 400 . 400 



$7,150 

Net fees collected . . . . . . . $76,900 

The fees fixed by the Board are as follows: 

All alcoholic license , $2,000 

Malt and wine license 750 

Malt license 400 



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Table 6. Retail Package Goods Stores 
Section 15, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 

Applications granted 



A. By Licensing Board 

307 (All) 
30 (Malt and Wine) 
51 (Malt) 

B. On appeals to the Alcoholic 
Beverages Control Commission 

*72 (All) 

'Of those granted on appeals to Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission 



460 



Cancelled 



A. For Licensing Board 

4 (All) 

1 (Malt and Wine) 
1 (Malt) 

B. For non-payment of fee 

Of those granted bv Board 

26 (All) 

12 (Malt and Wine) 

5 (Malt) 

27 (All) 



Rejected 

Revoked 

Transferred 61 (All) 1 (Malt and Wine) 3 (Malt) 

Withdrawn 

Places operating November 30, 1934 

Of those granted bv Board 
277 (All) 
17 (Malt and Wine) 
45 (Malt) 
Of those granted by Alcoholic 
Beverages Control Commission 
42 (All) 

Fees A. All Alcoholic Beverages 
205 @ $1,400 

4 @ 1,350 
168 @ 1,300 

1 @ 1,200 

1 @ 1,150 



B. Malt and Wines 
11 @ 600 
19 @ 500 



Malt 

5 @ 300 

1 @ 225 

45 @ 200 



$287,000 
5,400 
218,400 
1,200 
1,150 



$513,150 

6,600 
9,500 

$16,100 

1,500 
225 
9,000 



76 



371 
3 

65 
63 



$10,725 



Cancelled for non-payment 
A. All Alcoholic 
46 @ 1,400 
1 @ 1,350 
6 @ 1,300 



$73,550 

B. Malt and Wine 

8 @ 600 4,800 

4 @ 500 2,000 



$6,800 

C. Malt 

2 @ 300 600 

3 @ 200 600 



$1,200 

Net fees collected $458,425 

He capitulation 

Applications granted All Malt and Wine Malt 

By Board 307 30 51 

By Alcoholic Beverages Control 

Commission .... 72 — — 



379 30 51 

Cancelled 57 13 6 



322 17 45 

Fees received 

All Alcoholic ........ $439,600 

Malt and Wine 9,300 

Malt . 9,525 



Total fees paid into City Treasury $458,425 

The fees fixed by the Board were as follows: 

For an all alcoholic license $1,400 

For a malt and wine license 600 

For a malt license 300 

Table 7. Clubs (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 94 

Applications granted: 

♦All Beverages 72 

Malt and Wine 2 

Malt ........ 8 

— 82 

Cancelled 

Surrendered 1 

For non-payment of fee ... . 3 4 

Expired May 1 '. 1 

Transferred 4 

Revoked . • 1 

Rejected 9 

Withdrawn 3 



$64,400 
1,350 
7,800 



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Tees 



4 
31 
1 

2 
34 
2 

2 @ 
6 @ 



@ $625 
(5) 600 



@ 
@ 
@ 
@ 



550 
525 
500 
400 
300 
200 



Non-payment of fee 

2 @ $400 
1 (5) 300 



300 



$2,500 
18,600 
550 
1,050 
17,000 
800 
600 
1,200 

$42,300 



1,100 



Net fees collected 



$41,200 



*25 of these were granted until May 1. 
until December 31. 



These were later granted extensions 



Appeals were taken from the action of the Board to the Alcoholic Beverages 
Control Commission in 5 cases, as follows : 

3 Clubs rejected by Board granted by Commission 
1 Club revoked by Board restored by Commission 
1 Club revoked by Board sustained by Commission 



The fees fixed by the Board were as follows: 

For an all alcoholic license 
For a malt and wine license 
For a malt license 



$600 
400 
300 



Table 8. Druggists 
Sections 30-a-30-g, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications granted 269 

Places licensed 226 

Cancelled: Board n 

Non-payment 32 

Withdrawn 30 

Transfers q 

Net fees collected $70 gQj 



1 license was a third-class druggist under the old law Chapter 138, General 
Laws. 

The fee fixed by the Board was $300. 



Table 9 — (1) Denatured Alcohol (to sell anywhere 
in the Commonwealth) 

3 granted ■ . $3 00 

The Statute fixes the fee at $1. 



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Table 9 — (2). Recapitulation 



Class 
Innholder 
All alcoholic 
Malt and wine 
Malt 

Common Victualers 
All alcoholic 
Malt and wine 
Malt 

Taverns 
All alcoholic 
Malt and wine 
Malt 

Package Stores 
All alcoholic 
Malt and wine 
Malt 

Clubs 

All alcoholic 
Malt and wine 
Malt 

Special Licenses 
Total 

Druggists 
Denatured Alcohol 

Grand Total 



Granted 
45 
43 

1 

1 

L.101 

398 
188 
515 

243 
211 
6 

26 
460 
379 

30 

51 

82 
72 

2 
8 

239 



269 
3 



Can- 
celled 
5 
3 
1 
1 



Changed Orig. 
Re- With- Classif- Appli- 
jected drawn ication cations Paid for Fees Rec'd 



8 6 



49 



59 1,353 



40 
40 



1,022 
382 
160 
480 



14 



113 



47 



34 



403 



204 
193 



371 



6 3 



894 



94 



10 



43 — 



— 



30 



239 



299 
3 



11 

384 
322 
17 
45 

79 
72 
1 
6 

213 



237 
3 



$76,900.00 



608,545.85 



163,275.00 



458,425.00 



41,200.00 



2,280.00 
$1,350,625.85 
70,801.00 

3.00 

$1,421,429.85 



Statute provides for not more than 1000 all alcoholic. 

Innholders 40 

Common Victualers 382 

Taverns 193 

Total all alcoholic under Section 12 operating 615 

Statute provides for not more than 350 Package Stores selling all alcoholic 
beverages. 

Total Package Stores in operation . . . 322 

Table 9 — (3). Fees Established by the Board 

All Alcoholic Malt and Wine Malt 



Innholders 


$2,000 


750 


400 


Common Victualers . 


1,200 


500 


300 


Clubs . 


600 


400 


300 


Package Stores 


1,400 


600 


300 


Druggists 


300 






Taverns 


1,000 


500 


300 


(Changed during year to) 


750 


500 


300 




Miscellaneous Licenses 







Table 10. Common Victualers and Innholders 
Common Victualers 

Applications granted 3,029 

Places licensed 2,530 

Cancelled ........ 474 

Surrendered 342 

Non-payment of fee 132 

Rejected . 244 

Revoked 25 

Transferred . . 98 

"Withdrawn 37 

Fees collected $10,240.14 

Of the licenses granted, 30 were for dining cars, 29 of, which are in actual 
operation. 

1 (1933) license paid; 3 (1934) licenses unpaid. 



13 



Innholders 

Applications granted 73 

Places licensed 64 

Cancelled : 8 

Surrendered 7 

Non-payment of fees 1 

Rejected 1 

Revoked 1 

Transferred 2 

Withdrawn 1 

Fees collected $254.79 



The fee is fixed by statute. Prior to May 1, 1934, the fee was $5.00 ; changed 
by law so that from May 1, 1934, until December 31, 1934, the fee was $3.33. 
This applies to Common Victualers as well. 



Club Victualers 



Applications granted 10 

Places licensed 12 

Cancelled 9 

Surrendered 5 

Non-payment of fee 4 

Rejected 1 

Withdrawn 1 

Fees collected $21.65 



Table 11. Lodging Houses 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Cancelled 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 
Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 

The fee established by the 



154 
73 



2,954 
2,724 
227 



51 
3 

102 

3 



City is $2, 2 (1933) licenses paid. 



$5,766 



Table 12. Fruit, etc. 



Applications granted 
Places licensed . 
Cancelled 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 
Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected 

*2 unpaid licenses. 

The fee is established by law at $5. 



133 
100 



2,116 
1,871 
233 



23 
12 
50 
33 



$10,070 



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Table 13. Soft Drinks 

Applications granted 1 993 

Places licensed 1 733 

Cancelled 199 

Surrendered 116 

Non-payment of fee 83 

Rejected 25 

Revoked n 

Transferred ......... 36 

Withdrawn 28 

Fees collected $1 999 

*1 unpaid license 

The fee is established by law, not to exceed $1. 

Table 14. Billiard, Pool and Bowling Alleys 
Applications granted . . - . . . . 253 

Places licensed 201 

Clubs licensed 26 

Cancelled : 

Board 13 

Non-payment 9 

Rejected 12 

Transferred 11 

Revocations 1 

Rejected transfer 1 

Additional 3 

Number of Tables and Alleys 
Billiard Pool Bowling Alleys 

219 843 ■ 640 $8,510 

Cancelled — Tables and Alleys 
6 24 11 205 



Fees collected (Net) $8,305 

The fee established by the Board is $5 for each table and alley. 

Table 15. Intelligence Offices 

Applications granted 116 

Places licensed 107 

Cancelled : 

Board C-2 1 

Non-payment C-l 1 

C-2 1 

Transfers 10 

Withdrawn 9 

Fees Collected (Net) $3,907 

Of Applications Granted: 

Class 1—55 @ $50 $2,750 

Class 2—48 @ 25 . . . . . . . 1,200 

Class 3—16 @ 2 32 



Gross Amount • . . $3,907 



6 licensed premises held two classes of licenses. 

The fees established by the Board are $50 for a first class license, $25 for 
a second class license, and $2 for a free employment office license. 

Table 16. Picnic Groves 



Applications granted 4 

Places licensed 4 

Fees collected $20.00 

Fee established by Board, $5.00 



15 

Roller Skating Rinks 

Applications granted 2 

Places licensed 2 

Rejected 1 

Withdrawn 1 

Fees collected $50.00 

Fee established by Board, $25.00 

Merry-Go-Rounds, Etc. 

Applications granted 3 

Places licensed 3 

Rejected 4 

Fees collected $140.00 

Fee established by Board $5.00 each day for each ride, etc. 

Table 17. Firearms 

Applications granted 14 

Places licensed 13 

Cancelled : 

Surrendered 1 

Fees collected $70.00 

The fee established by the Board is $5.00 

Table 18. Entertainment 

Applications granted: 

Innholders 42 

Common victualers 985 

Soft drinks 1 

Clubs . 8 

Cancelled : 

Surrendered — Common victualers .... 37 
Rejected : 

Common victualers 38 

Clubs 3 

■ Pool 1 

Revoked : 

Common victualers 7 

Transferred : 

Innholder 1 

Common victualers 6 

Withdrawn : , 

Common victualer 1 

Places in operation 992 

Fees collected $3.33 

Under Chapter 299 Acts of 1926 no fee is collectible from persons 
having an innholder or common victualer license 

Table 19. Miscellaneous Receipts 

Recording fee $1.00 

Sale of Firearms books 20.70 

Sale of Lists of Liquor Licenses 267.10 

Sale of old desks 26.00 

$314.80 

Totals amount received and paid into the treasury on account of miscellaneous 
licenses and receipts $41,071.71 



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Table 20. Holders of Licenses Arranged According to Nativity 



Albanian 
American 
Arabian 
Armenian 
Austrian 
Belgian 
Bohemian 
Canadian 
Chinese 
Czecho Slav 
Danish 
Dutch 
Egyptian 
English 
Pinlander 
French 
German 
Grecian 
Hawaiian 
Hungarian 
Irish 
Italian 
Japanese 
Latvian 
Lithuanian 
Norwegian 
Polish 

Portugese . 

Roumanian 

Russian 

Scotch 

Serbian 

South American 
Spanish 
Swedish 
Swiss 
Syrian 
Turkish 
Llcrainian 
"West Indian 
Total 



Lodging* 
Houses 


Common 
Victualers 


Inn- 
holders 


Retail 
Vendors of 
Soft Drinks 


Fruit, Ice 
Cream etc. 


Fire- 
arms 


6 

1,256 
— 


40 
1,689 


66 


52 
534 


55 
515 


7 


12 
18 
6 


27 
21 


— 


117 
13 


119 
16 


— 




1 
1 
99 
21 


— 


1 


1 


— 


626 


1 


33 


35 




4 
3 












2 


2 
1 


— 


1 


1 




105 
6 


1 
26 


— 


28 


32 


2 


17 
28 
21 


1 

8 
37 
307 


2 
2 


4 
17 

86 


c 



10 
110 


— 




1 








— 


463 
22 
1 


234 
305 


— 

Q 


94 
363 


1 OR 

369 


— 

3 




2 










5 
4 


3 
28 
4 





2 

48 
-i 
i 

45 
5 


2 
48 




56 
16 


50 
6 


— 


1 
49 
4 


— 




9 




3 


5 


— 


20 
55 


338 
9 


5 


4 


ion 

c 
O 


2 




2 


— 






— 


1 












81 


6 

1 7 
1 I 


1 


— 

3 


— 
1 





1 

143 


30 




77 


83 




3 


22 




14 


20 




20 


1 

3 




1 
1 


1 
1 




3,001 


3,352 


86 


1,928 


2,025 


14 



Table 21. Expenditures from December 1, 1933 to December 1, 1934 



Personal Service 

Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent Employees 
Temporary Employees 

.Services other than Personal 
Printing and binding 
Transportation of persons 
Light 
Kent 

Communication 
Cleaning 

Investigation, etc. 
General plant repairs 

Equipment 

Office . 
Library 

Supplies 
Office 

Food and ice 
Laundry, cleaning, etc. 



. $24,755.95 
874.57 



123.90 
105.35 
354.79 

4,500.00 
377.45 
5.01 

1,092.38 
117.62 



1,978.17 
128.75 



3,184.13 
100.19 
30.45 



$37,728.71 



17 

Legislation 

Legislation, Federal and State, enacted in this fiscal year, was the most im- 
portant to licensing authorities of any ever enacted in any one year. 

In anticipation of the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment the Massachusetts 
Legislature met in special session on November 8, 1933, and by appropriate leg- 
islation provided for licensing the manufacture, importing and distribution of 
alcoholic beverages, and classified and defined the premises on which alcoholic 
beverages might be sold for consumption thereon, namely, hotels, restaurants, 
clubs, and taverns. 

The Legislature also provided for local option as to the retail sale of such 
beverages and provided further that pending the action of the voters, the Mayor 
of a city, or the Selectmen of a town, might authorize the retail sale of alcoholic 
beverages except in taverns. The sale in Boston was so authorized by His 
Honor, Mayor James M. Curley, on December 5, 1933. 

It was further provided that the manufacture, importing, wholesaling and 
transportation should be licensed and controlled by the Alcoholic Beverages 
Control Commission and that the retailing, by package and drug stores, hotels, 
restaurants, taverns, and clubs, should be licensed and controlled by the local 
licensing authorities, the Commission to have general supervision of the conduct 
of the liquor business, and that all licenses granted should be subject to its 
approval, Chapters 373, 374, and 376 of the Acts of 1933. These laws took 
effect on the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. 

The repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment took effect December 5, 1933. 

Said Chapter 376 became by substitution Chapter 138 of the General Laws 
and as amended by various acts of 1934 is the law governing the retail sale of 
alcoholic beverages. 

Work of the Board 
The details of the work appear in the tables. 

About October 1, 1933, the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment and the 
passage of liquor legislation by the state legislature seemed possible, and the 
members of the Board with its secretary proceeded to inspect the premises of 
practically all the holders of 3.2% beer and wine licenses issued under Chapter 
120 of the Acts of that year. 

Applications for any probable kind of retail liquor license were prepared and 
on and after November 22 given to applicants and sent to the police for investi- 
gation. As these applications were returned, they were informally passed upon 
by the Board and temporary licenses prepared for those approved, so that at 
four-thirty P.M. December 5, the day and hour when it became legally possible 
to grant licenses, the Board was ready to grant and did grant on that day about 
200 licenses and within the next three days several hundred more. 

As permitted by law, the fees fixed by the Board were: 



Package Store licenses, all alcoholic $1,400 

Package Store licenses, malt and wine .... 500 

Package Store licenses, malt only 300 

Innholders, all alcoholic 2,000 

Innholders, malt and wine 750 

Innholders, malt only 400 

Common victualers, all alcoholic 1,200 

Common victualers, malt and wine 500 

Common victualers, malt only 300 

Clubs, all alcoholic 600 

Clubs, malt and wine ..... 400 

Clubs, malt only 300 

Taverns, all alcoholic 1,000 

Taverns, malt and wine 500 

Taverns, malt only 300 

Drug licenses 300 



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On January 29, 1934, it became legal to grant tavern licenses, and they were 
first granted on that date. 

By Chapter 385 of the Acts of 1934, which took effect June 30, the Legisla- 
ture fixed the maximum fee for all alcoholic tavern licenses at $750, and the 
Board fixed that sum as the fee for tavern licenses thereafter issued. 

The number of all alcoholic package licenses permitted by law in Boston is 
350. The number of applications for this type of license received prior to 
December 16 was 852. By law only 80% of 350 could be granted if there were 
more applications and appeals pending than enough to make up the quota. 
Consequently the Board granted 80% of 350 and on December 16 rejected with- 
out prejudice all pending applications. Rejected applicants so disposed ap- 
pealed to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission and the Commission 
sustained enough of the appeals to make up the quota. 

As permitted by law, some licensees of all kinds were granted temporary 
licenses to May 1, and at that time extended for the balance of the year if con- 
ditions appeared to warrant. 

The days and the maximum hours of sale are fixed by law for all classes of 
licenses and the Board made no change in these hours for Package Stores and 
Taverns, but the maximum hours fixed by law for Innholders, Common Vic- 
tualers and Clubs, 8 A.M. to 2 A.M., seemed to the Board too liberal. 

The Board therefore restricted the sale by these licensees to 1 A.M. on week 
days and not until after 1 P.M. on Sunday. 

The law now forbids the sale between 2 A.M. and 1 P.M. on Sunday. 

More restrictive hours have also been established in special cases and some- 
times no sale at all on Sunday is permitted. 

The Board adopted various regulations from time to time during the year. 
It came to the attention of the Board that some licensed Restaurants and Tav- 
erns were selling hard liquor by the bottle not necessarily consumed in whole 
or in part on the premises. This seemed to be bad practice and the Board 
adopted regulations forbidding, with the exception of malt and wine, the sale 
of alcoholic beverages in bottles or original containers in Restaurants or Taverns 
and forbidding the holders of Restaurant or Tavern licenses from purchasing, 
with the exception of malt and wine, alcoholic beverages in bottles or original 
containers holding less than one-fifth of a gallon. 

A druggist may sell alcohol without a license, but it seemed to the Board 
that the sale of alcohol should be subject to the same restrictions as the sale of 
alcoholic beverages under a drug liquor license. The Board therefore requested 
licensed druggists to record all sales of alcohol in the same book and in the 
same manner that the sales of alcoholic beverages are required by law to be 
recorded and this practice was later made a condition of a drug license. 

Soon after the first of the year, small packages of hard liquor alcoholic 
beverages known as "nips" appeared for sale by licensees. Testimony presented 
caused the Board to believe that the sale of these "nips" was not for the public 
good and it adopted a regulation forbidding their sale by package and drug 
licensees. 

With the coming of repeal, some restaurants advertised as clubs and there 
were other misnomers. The Board did not consider this proper and adopted a 
regulation to the effect that no licensee advertise to be anything else but what 
it or he legally was. This has since become law. 

Various circulars of information, instruction and warning were also issued 
from time to time. In August questionnaires were sent to restaurant, hotel and 
tavern licensees asking the extent and many details of their business and to the 
Police asking for a report on the character and conduct of the business carried 
on by the licensee. 

When liquor legislation was first passed, there was no provision for Taverns. 
That was to be the subject of special vote and consequently with the exception 
of Innholders and Clubs, restaurants were the only possible places for the public 
consumption of alcoholic beverages. 



/ 



19 



The law defining a restaurant in connection with the sale of alcoholic bever- 
ages is capable of different interpretations, but it is the opinion of the Board 
that a restaurant in order to be entitled to an alcoholic and especially a hard 
liquor alcoholic beverage license ought to be well equipped and have a substan- 
tial food business independent of alcoholic beverages. Malt and malt and wine 
restaurant licenses have been granted with less requirements as to food business 
than in the case of hard liquor. 

The granting of these licenses to established and going restaurants presented 
no great difficulty, but hundreds of new ones were established, each with the 
avowed purpose of doing a restaurant business. 

The result is that in some parts of the city there are more restaurants than 
the restaurant business warrants, and the dispensing of alcoholic beverages is 
likely to become their principal business. The question of how much food 
business in proportion to the alcoholic beverage business of an establishment 
is necessary in order to consider it a restaurant and entitled to the long hours 
and privileges of a restaurant is a difficult one and doubtless varies. 

It may be, as urged by some, that the legislature intended that a proper equip- 
ment and a fair food supply is all that is necessary to constitute a restaurant 
without reference to whether any one buys the food, but if this is so, it simply 
means a practical tavern with the longer hours and other privileges denied to 
regular taverns. It was formerly the theory in this Commonwealth that rest- 
aurants and the dining rooms of hotels and clubs were intended to be resorted 
to for food, and, if so licensed, nleoholic beverages with the food, but that if a 
person simply wanted a drink a bar room or saloon was the place to go. 

But conditions and the wishes of many people have changed. There is more 
eating with drinking and probably more drinking with eating. Nearly all 
taverns sell some food and this is encouraged by the Board. 

There is a great call for entertainment of some kind while eating or drinking 
or both. In almost every place where intoxicating beverages are sold there is 
a radio, and the great majority of restaurants and hotels have or would like 
to have more elaborate entertainment, and the number of places where oppor- 
tunity for dancing is provided is large. 

Another change in conditions is the custom of beginning entertainments, 
recreations and other functions at a later hour, and the desire of many to con- 
tinue their recreation to a much later hour than a few years ago. 

Before prohibition no sale of alcoholic beverages was permitted after 11 P.M. 
in hotels, restaurants, and saloons, except that hotels by paying an extra $500 
license fee might extend their sale hours until midnight. 

The new alcoholic beverage law permits the issuance of a Club liquor license 
to a club not having any great club activities, and the number at present is 
considerably more than before prohibition. Evidence of undesirable and un- 
lawful conditions existing in a few clubs has been received and those clubs have 
been disciplined and there are rumors concerning others. 

Not many complaints have been received against licensed drug stores, and 
most of these complaints are with reference to the sale of alcohol not necessarily 
sold for but used by the buyer for beverages purposes. No license is now re- 
quired for the sale of alcohol by a druggist who holds a certificate of fitness 
from the Board of Pharmacy. 

It may be noted that the number of Innholders licenses granted is very much 
less than before prohibition. Before prohibition there were a substantial num- 
ber of hotels whose principal business was the selling of alcoholic beverages on 
Sunday and the conduct of these hotels was considered to be among the worst 
features of the distribution of alcoholic beverages. 

In the granting of package licenses, the Board endeavors to distribute them 
so that the inhabitants of all parts of the city may have these stores reasonably 
convenient to their places of residence, with additional granting in business 
centers. 

In the granting of restaurant and tavern licenses, the Board prefers to grant 
them in business centers and on business streets and does not intend to grant 



20 

them where they are likely to be reasonably objectionable to the neighbors or to 
churches, schools, or playgrounds. 

Reports indicate that there are still some bootleggers and speakeasies, but r 
in the opinion of the Board, the great majority of those desiring alcoholic 
beverages prefer to purchase them legally, even though illegal merchandise may 
be offered at a lower price. 

Complaints are received by the Board from the Police and from individuals 
and organizations against all types of licensees and from the inspectors of the 
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission against liquor licensees, and the Board 
is ready to receive information at any time and from any source of the illegal 
or improper conduct of any licensee or as to the desirability of granting or 
refusing any license. 

The granting of and the various matters connected with liquor licenses, to- 
gether with the usual work of the Board concerning other licenses, have required 
many hearings, but the number of complaints of wrong doing by liquor licensees 
have been few in proportion to the number of licenses. 

The Police are the agents of the Board to investigate and report on applica- 
tions for licenses and to report on the conduct of licensees and conditions on 
licensed premises. The inspectors of the Alcoholic Beverages Control Com- 
mission have also given valuable co-operation. 

The establishing of a wise and satisfactory system for the dispensing of 
alcoholic beverages is a very important undertaking, is still in the experimental 
stage and some desirable changes, both in the law and in its administration, 
will doubtless be indicated as time goes on. 

All alcoholic beverage licenses are subject to approval by the Alcoholic Bev- 
erages Control Commission, but practically all licenses thus far granted by the 
Board have been approved by the Commission. 

All decisions by Licensing Boards concerning alcoholic beverage applications, 
licenses or licensees may be appealed to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Com- 
mission. 

In addition to the large number of package license appeals in December, 
which appeals were technical and necessary to the granting of the entire quota 
of those licenses, there were a few other package license and club appeals. 

There were 111 appeals in connection with restaurant or tavern licenses; 34 
of these appeals were disposed of by withdrawal or in some other way not in- 
volving an actual hearing. 

Of the 77 restaurant and tavern appeals heard by the Commission, 9 were 
disciplinary and the Board was sustained in 5 cases and overruled in 4. The 
larger part of the remaining 68 were appeals from the refusal of the Board to 
grant hard liquor restaurant or tavern licenses, and the Board was sustained in 
25 and overruled in 43 of these 68 cases. 

In the granting of licenses, the Board co-operates with the Building Depart- 
ment, the Health Department, the Park Department and the School Department 
of the City and its relations with these departments, the Police Department and 
the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission are harmonious. 

It desires to express its appreciation of the faithful service of its secretary 
and employees, Avith regret that the service has required much overtime work on 
the part of some. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. T. Montague, 
Mart E. Driscoll, 
Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



I 133S~ 

Public Document No. 74 

Slip Gkmmtnttui^altli 0! MnBsntl}K8£tt& 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



H.aSS LICENSING BOARD 



FOR THE 



City of Boston 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30 
1935 




, : i /• • : • * 



Publication of this document approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
200. 2- '36. Order 6965. 



STATE LIBRARY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

mar 23 mm 

of the 

LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON 

December 1, 1935 

To His Excellency James M. Curley, Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts : 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits its 
thirtieth annual report covering the year ending November 30, 1935. 

Personnel of the Board 

David T. Montague, Chairman, Edwin D. Gallagher, and Mary E. Driscoll, 
constitute the Board. 

Financial 

Receipts and Disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1935. 

Alcoholic Beverages Licenses $1,395,554.85 

Miscellaneous Licenses ........ 42,501.23 

Miscellaneous Receipts 282.80 

Denatured Alcohol Licenses 127.00 



$1,438,465.88 

Expenses of the Board, salaries, light, rent, etc. . . . 43.916.31 

Excess receipts over expenditures $1,394,549.57 

Licenses Granted by the Board 

Alcoholic Beverages 1,966 

Retail Druggists . 195 

Denatured Alcohol 146 

Innholders and Common Victualers . . . . . . 2,756 

Club Victualers 6 

Entertainment as required by Chapter 299, Acts of 1926 . . 1,144 

Lodging Houses 2,884 

Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water and fruit . 2,044 

Soft drinks . . . . . 1,916 

Billiard and pool tables and bowling alleys 238 

Intelligence - , Offices- \ •. •. \ . > . " . . 112 

Sales of Srearms ...... .... 11 

Ferris wheels, etc. . 3 

Picnic Groves . . v . . . . . . . . 5 

Roller Skating Rinks 3 

.... </ ; Vj 13,429 
Total number of applications acted on during the year : 

Granted, 13,429 Rejected, 507 Total, 13,936 

Formal Hearings, Alcoholic Beverages Applications and Licenses 531 
Formal Hearings, Miscellaneous Licenses ..... 471 

Total Hearings 1,002- 



L9 3iT 

Innholders, all alcoholic . . . ... 38 

Common victualers, all alcoholic . T . . . 410 

Taverns, all alcoholic 316 

Clubs, all alcoholic 69 



833 

Package stores, all alcoholic 305 305 

Common victualers, malt and wine . . " . . . 57 

Taverns, malt and wine 3 

Clubs, malt and wine 1 



61 

Package stores, malt and wine 9 9 

Common victualers, malt 347 

Taverns, malt 22 

Clubs, malt 5 



374 

Package stores, malt 51 51 

Druggists 185 



Grand Total 1,818 



Note: 

The limitation of licenses under Section 12 of Chapter 138 of the General 
Laws is 1,000 all alcoholic licenses. 833 were in operation November 30, 
1935. 



Section 12 provides for the issuance of all licenses for alcoholic beverages 
to be drunk on the premises. 

The limitation of licenses under Section 15 of Chapter 138 of the General 
•Laws is 350 all alcoholic licenses. 305 were in operation November 30, 1935. 

Section 15 provides for the issuance of all licenses for alcoholic beverages not 
to be drunk on the premises except druggists which are issued under Sectiou 
30-a of Chapter 138 of the General Law<. 

There is no limitation on the number of licenses which may be issued for 
malt and wine and malt licenses or for drug stores. 



Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings on Complaints 





Number 


of 


Kind of License 


Licenses Action Taken 


Innholders .... 


1 


TV • A 

J-Jismissed 


Innholders .... 


1 


Suspended indefinitely 


Innholders 


2 


Placed on file, wained 


Innholders .... 


\ 1 


Revoked, but revocation suspended 


Innholders .... 


2 


Restricted 


Innholders .... 


1 


-^J. ans ^ er 


Innholders .... 


1 


-Miscellaneous 


Common victualers . . 


3 


Re voiced 


Common victualers 


7 


Revoked ? but revocation suspended 


Common victualers 


12 


Dismissed 


Common victualers 


33 


Placed on file, warned 


Common victualers 


'. 31 


Gi anted after hearing 


Common victualers 


86 


ixejectecl alter nearing 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended one day 


Common victualers 


4 


Suspended two days 


Common victualers 




Suspended three days 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspended four days 


Common victualers 


5 


Suspended one w^ek 


Common victualers 


10 


Suspended indefinitely 


Common victualers 


13 


Restrictions imposed 


Common victualers 


'. 5 


W ithdrawn 


Common victualers 


34 


IVIiscellaneous 


Common victualers 


16 


License changed 


Common victualers 


9 


Transfei 


Retail bottle stores 




-Uisniissed 


Retail bottle stores 




Placed on file) warned 


Retail bottle stores 


9 


Granted after hearing 


Retail bottle stores 


'. 17 


Rejected after hearing 


Retail bottle stores 


I 


Suspended one day 


Retail bottle stores 


I 


Suspended three days 


Retail bottle stores 


2 


Suspended one w^eek 


Retail bottle stores 




Suspended ten days 


Retail bottle stores 


2 


Withdrawn 


Retail bottle stores 


I 


IVXiscellaneous 


Retail bottle stores 


1 


Transfer 


Clubs . . . . 




Revoked 


Clubs ..... 


o 


Dismissed 


Clubs ..... 


1 


Revoked, but revocation suspended 


Clubs 


2 


Suspended two days 


Clubs ..... 


2 


Suspended three days 


Clubs ..... 


2 


Suspended one week 


Clubs 




Suspended two weeks 


Clubs ..... 


10 


Suspended indefinitely 


Clubs . . 


15 


Restrictions imposed 


Clubs ..... 


I 


C\v an f #=>rl pffPT Vif^pfino" 

VJlclIlLCU. dlLCl HCcll lllg 


Clubs . . . . 


e. 

. 


Rejected after hearing 


Clubs ..... 


c 

. J 


Placed on file) warned 


Clubs ..... 


1 


IVIiscellaneous 


Taverns 




Revoked, but revocation suspended 


Taverns ..... 


e 




Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 


Taverns 




Taverns ..... 


47 


Rejected after hearing 


Taverns 


. 1 


Suspended one day 


Taverns ..... 


2 


Suspended two days 


Taverns 


•3 
•J 


Suspended three days 


Taverns ..... 


4 


Suspended one week 


Taverns ..... 


• 


Dismissed 


Taverns ..... 


1 


Restrictions imposed 


Taverns . ... 





IVIiscellaneous 


Taverns ..... 


2 


License changed 


Taverns ..... 


i 

. o 


Transfer 


Taverns . . . 


1 
o 


Withdrawn 


Druggists .... 


1 
o 


Placed on file 


Druggists .... 


• 1 


Granted after hearing 


Druggists .... 




Suspended three days 


Druggists .... 


2 


Suspended one week 


Druggists .... 


5 


Suspended two weeks 


Druggists .... 


2 


Suspended three weeks 


Druggists . . . • . 


1 


Suspended one month 


Druggists .... 


1 


Suspended two months 


From tavern to common victualer 


21 


Changes made by board 


From common victualer to tavern 


7 


Changes made by board 


Drugs without liquor . 


1 


Warned, placed on file 


Drugs without liquor . 


1 


Suspended one week 


Drugs without liquor . 


1 


Suspended two weeks 


Drugs without liquor . 


-1 


Suspended one month 



531 



Miscellaneous Hearings on Complaints 



Kind of License 



Number of 
Licenses 



Action Taken 



Innholders 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 



Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 



victualers 
victualers 
victualers 
victualers 
victualers 
victualers 
victualers 
victualers 
victualers 
victualers 
victualers 



etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 



Intelligence offices 
Intelligence offices 
Intelligence offices 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Lodging houses 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit. 
Fruit, 
Fruity 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Beverages 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 
Pool 

Merry-go-rounds 
Skating rink 



3 
33 
6 
10 
4 
1 
1 
5 
5 
1 
1 
6 
8 
51 
14 
25 
52 
3 
1 
3 
1 
3 
1 
8 
10 
4 
10 
8 
1 
1 
1 
5 

12 

8 

39 
2 
1 
1 
7 
9 

12 
5 
1 
1 
5 
3 
1 
3 
1 
2 
6 
9 

12 
1 
5 
1 
1 
5 
3 
1 
1 
3 
2 
1 
1 
3 
3 
3 
1 
1 
1 
3 
1 

471 



Dismissed 
Revoked 

Revoked, but revocation suspended 

Placed on file 

Dismissed 

Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Suspended two days 
Suspended four days 
Suspended indefinitely 
Restrictions imposed 
Transfer 
Miscellaneous 
Revoked 

Revoked, but revocation suspended 

Placed on file 

Dismissed 

Granted after hearing 

Rejected after hearing 

Suspended two days 

Suspended four days 

Suspended one week 

Suspended one month 

Suspended indefinitely 

Suspended revocation after penalty 

Miscellaneous 

License changed 

Withdrawn 

Restrictions imposed 

Transfer 

Dismissed 

Granted after hearing 

Miscellaneous 

Revoked 

Revoked, but revocation suspended 

Placed on file 

Dismissed 

Granted after hearing 
Restrictions imposed 
Miscellaneous 
Revoked 

Revoked, but revocation suspended 

Placed on file 

Granted after hearing 

Rejected after hearing 

Suspended three days 

Suspended one week 

Suspended two weeks 

Suspended one month 

Suspended balance of license year 

Suspended indefinitely 

Suspended revocation after penalty 

Revoked 

Revoked, but revocation suspended 

Placed on file 

Dismissed 

Granted after hearing 

Rejected after hearing 

Suspended one day ( 

Suspended one week 

Suspended two weeks 

Suspended one month 

Suspended indefinitely 

Suspended balance of license year 

Suspended revocation after penalty 

Revoked 

Placed on file 

Dismissed 

Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Suspended one day 
Suspended two days 
Suspended one week 
Rejected after hearing 
Granted after hearing 



6 



R ECAPITULATION 

December 1, 1934 to December 1, 1935 



Alcoholic Beverages Miscellaneous 

Revoked ...... 6 Revoked ...... 28 

Revoked, but revocation suspended . 13 Revoked, but revocation suspended . 41 

Suspended ..... 78 Suspended ..... 49 

Placed on file . . . . . 50 Placed on file . . . . . 117 

Granted after hearing .... 64 Granted after hearing ... 52 

Rejected after hearing . . . 156 Rejected after hearing ... 64 

Dismissed ..... 17 Dismissed . . . 65 

Restrictions imposed . . . , . 31 Restrictions imposed . . . 16 

Withdrawn ..... 10 Withdrawn ..... 4 

License changed .... 46 License changed .... 10 

Transfer 20 Transfer 7 9 

Miscellaneous ..... 40 Miscellaneous ..... 11 

Suspended revocation after penalty . 5 



Table 1. Innholders (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed 39 

Applications granted 39 

Applications cancelled ... 4 

For the Board . . , . .3 

Non-payment of fee ... 1 

Places licensed 35 

Fees: 

39 @ $2,000 $78,000 

UNPAID 1 @ 2,000 2,000 



Net fees collected $76,000 

The fees fixed by the Board are as follows : 

All alcoholic license . $2,000 

Malt and wine license 750 

Malt license . ...... 400 



Table 2. Common Victualers (Alcoholic Beverages) 



Section 12, Chapter 138, 


General Laws 




Application filed . . . 






Application granted 






All alcoholic .... 


7 day 


356 




6 day 


37 


Malt and wine .... 


7 day 


48 




6 day 


10 


Malt 


7 day 


279* 




6 day 


89 


Changed from Taverns 




50 


Places licensed 






All alcoholic .... 


7 day 


331 




6 day 


58 


Malt and wine .... 


7 day 


48 




6 day 


13 


Malt ... 


7 day 


251* 




6 day 


74 



*Note — 5 of the 7 day malt licenses were dining cars 



7 



I Cancelled 81 

By the Board 28 

For non-payment of fee . . . .53 
1 Reconsidered and rejected ....... 1 

Rejected 88 

Revoked 3 

Withdrawn 35 

Changed to Taverns 9 



136 



992 



Transfers 

Reconsidered and granted 



24 
35 



{Changes by the Board) 

Common Victualer All Alcoholic to Tavern All Alcoholic 
Common Victualer Malt and Wine to Tavern All Alcoholic 
Common Victualer Malt to Tavern All Alcoholic . 
Common Victualer Malt and Wine to Tavern Malt and Wine 
Common Victualer Malt to Tavern Malt .... 



Tavern All Alcoholic to 7 day Common Victualer All Alcoholic 
Tavern All Alcoholic to 6 day Common Victualer All Alcoholic 
Tavern All Alcoholic to 7 day Common Victualer Malt and Wine 
Tavern Malt to 7 day Common Victualer Malt 
Tavern Malt to 6 dav Common Victualer Malt 



7 
31 
1 
5 
6 



50 



{Change of Class) 

6 day All Alcoholic to 7 day All Alcoholic . 

7 day Malt and Wine to 7 day All Alcoholic 
1 7 day Malt to 7 day All Alcoholic . 

7 day Malt and Wine to 6 day All Alcoholic . 

6 day Malt and Wine to 7 day Malt and Wine 

7 dav Malt to 7 dav Malt and Wine 
6 day Malt to 7 dav Malt .... 

I 

{Rejected Petitions) 

6 day All Alcoholic petitioning for 7 day All Alcoholic . 

7 day Malt and Wine petitioning for 7 day All Alcoholic . 
6 day Malt and Wine petitioning for 7 day Malt and Wine 
p day Malt petitioning for 7 day Malt 



Appeals from the decision of the Board to the Alcoholic Beverages 
Control Commission 49 



Sustained 
Denied . 
Dismissed 
Withdrawn 



All Alcoholic 

... 5 
3 
9 
2 



Malt and 
1 
5 
3 




Wine 



Malt 
2 
10 
5 
4 



17 
5 
1 
1 
1 
4 
8 



37 



15 



19 



9 



21 



8 

Common Victualers (Alcoholic Beverages) 



Fees Pa liable 








All Alcoholic 7 clay 


349 @ 


$1,200.00 


$418,800.00 


All Alcoholic 6 day 


45 @ 


1,000.00 


45,000.00 


All Alcoholic 7 day (changed from Tavern) . 


1 @ 


550.00 


550.00 


Malt and Wine 7 day .... 


47 @ 


500.00 


23,500.00 


All Alcoholic 7 day (changed from Tavern) . 


13 @ 


450.00 


5,850.00 


Malt 7 day 


282 @ 


400.00 


112,800.00 


Malt and Wine 6 day 


10 @ 


400.00 


4,000.00 


a /r „ i a. c j 


on /7?\ 


QAA AA 

oOO.OO 


OCf TAA AA 

2b,/ OO.UU 


Malt and Wine to July 15 ... 


1 @ 


270.85 


270.85 


All Alcoholic 6 day (changed from Tavern) . 


23 @ 


250.00 


5,750.00 


Malt 7 day (changed from Tavern) 


2 @ 


200.00 


400.00 


Malt 6 day (changed from Tavern) 


6 @ 


100.00 


600.00 



Gross Fees 



Changed from Tavern (no fee) 
Cancelled for Non-Payment 
All Alcoholic 7 day 
All Alcoholic 6 day 
Malt and Wine 7 day . 
Malt 7 day . . . . 
Malt 6 day 
All Alcoholic 6 day 

(additional fee on change from Tavern) 



Reconsidered and Rejected 

Malt 7 day 

Changed to Tavern before payment of fee 
Malt 6 day . . . . 



Deductions 

Gross Receipts . 
Deductions 

Net fees collected 

The fees fixed by the Board were as follows 
All Alcoholic 7 day . 
All Alcoholic 6 day . 
Malt and Wine 7 day 
Malt and Wine 6 day 
Malt 7 day . 
Malt 6 day 



868 



15 @ $1,200.00 
5 @ 1,000.00 



1 @ 

22 @ 
9 (a) 



53 



500.00 
400.00 
300.00 

250.00 



1 @ $ 400.00 
1 @ 300.00 



$644,220.85 
35,950.00 



$1,200 
1,000 
500 
400 
400 
300 



$644,220.85 



$ 18,000.00 
5,000.00 
500.00 
8,800.00 
2,700.00 

250.00 

$ 35,250.00 



400.00 
300.00 
$ 35,950.00 



$608,270.85 



Sect: 



Applications filed . 
Applications granted 

All alcoholic 

Malt and wine 

Malt 

Changed from Common Victualer 



Table 3. Taverns 
on 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 



329 
2 
31 
9 



465 



371 



371 



9 

Places licensed . 296 

All alcoholic 275 

Malt and wine 3 

Malt 18 

Cancelled 24 

By the Board 8 

For non-payment 16 

Reconsidered and rejected ....... 1 

Changed to common victualers 50 

Withdrawn 38 

Rejected 66 

Reconsidered and granted 10 

56 56 



465 

Transferred 13 

(Changes by the Board) 

Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Victualer All Alcoholic ... 38 

Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Victualer Malt and Wine . . 1 

Tavern Malt to Common Victualer Malt 11 

Common Victualer All Alcoholic to Tavern All Alcoholic ... 2 

Common Victualer Malt and Wine to Tavern All Alcoholic . . 1 

Common Victualer Malt to Tavern All Alcoholic .... 2 

Common Victualer Malt and Wine to Tavern Malt and Wine . . 1 

Common Victualer Malt to Tavern Malt 3 

(Rejected Petitions) 

Malt Tavern petitioning for Tavern All Alcoholic .... 3 

All Alcoholic Tavern petitioning for Common Victualer all Alcoholic 5 

(Change of Class) 

Malt Tavern to Tavern All Alcoholic 9 

Malt and Wine Tavern to Tavern All Alcoholic 2 

Appeals from the decision of the Board to the Alcoholic Beverages 

Control Commission 72 

All Alcoholic Malt 
Sustained 23 7 



Fees Payable 



All Alcoholic .... 


327 @ 


$750 


$245,250 


All Alcoholic .... 


2 @ 


450 


900 


All Alcoholic .... 


2 @ 


350 


700 


Malt and Wine .... 


. . ,-; . 3 @ 


300 


900 


Malt 


28 @ 


200 


5,600 



362 $253,350 



10 



Cancelled for Non-Payment 

All Alcoholic 12 @ $750 $ 9.000 

Malt 4 @ 200 800 

Changed to Common Victualer before payment of fee 

All Alcoholic 1 @ 750 750 

Malt 2 @ 200 400 

Reconsidered and rejected before payment of fee 

All Alcoholic 1 @ 750 1 750 

Paid after end of fiscal year 

All Alcoholic 1 @ 750 750 



$ 12,450 

9 changes (no fee) 
21 non-payments of fee ...... 

Gross Receipts $253,350 

Deductions 12,450 



Net fees collected $240,900 

The fees fixed by the Board were as follows : 

All Alcoholic . . . . . . $750 

Malt and Wine 300 

Malt 200 



Table 4. Clubs (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed 
Applications granted . 

All Alcoholic 
Malt and Wine 
Malt 



71 
1 

5 



78 
77 



77 

Cancelled . 

Surrendered ..... 3 

For non-payment .... 2 

Revoked 

Rejected 

Withdrawn 

Fees 

All Alcoholic . . . . . 71 @ $600 $42,600 

Malt and Wine 1 @ 400 400 

Malt 5 (a) 300 1,500 



Cancelled for Non-Payment 

All Alcoholic .... 

Net fees collected 
The fees fixed by the Board were as follows 
All Alcoholic .... 
Malt and Wine .... 
Malt . 



$44,500 
600 1,200 



$43,300 



$600 
400 
300 



11 

Table 5. Retail Package Goods Stores 
Section 15, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed 
Applications granted . 
All Alcoholic 
Malt and Wine 
Malt 

Transfers granted 

All Alcoholic 
Malt 

Rejected 

21 Applications 
3 Transfers 



321 
9 
50 

16 
1 



Withdrawn 

Fees 

All Alcoholic 
Malt and Wine 
Malt 



321 @ $1,200 $385,200 
9 @ 600 5,400 
50 @ 300 15,000 



$405,600 



Cancelled 

Out of business 
Non-payment of fee 

All Alcoholic 

Malt 



13 @ 
1 @ 



$1,200 $ 15,600 
300 300 



$ 15,900 
$1,200 1,200 



All Alcoholic, reconsidered and rejected 

1 @ 

Deductions ...... $ 17,100 

Gross Receipts ... . . .$405,600 

Deductions 17,100 

Net fees collected 

The fees fixed bv the Board were as follows : 

All Alcoholic $1,200 

Malt and Wine 600 

Malt 300 



386 
380 



17 
24 



17 



$388,500 



Table 6. One-Day Special Alcoholic Licenses 
A. (Malt or Malt and Wine only) 

Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed 227 

Applications granted 224 

Applications rejected 3 

Cancelled for non-payment of fee .... 5 

Places licensed 219 

Fees collected $580 

14 Specials carried over from 1934 ... 36 



Net fees collected $616 



The fee fixed by the Board varies according to the number of people to be served. 



12 

Special Alcoholic Licenses for Less than 1 Year 
B. (Malt or Malt and Wine only) 
Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications granted ...... 6 

Applications rejected 1 

Appeals from decision of the Board to Alcoholic Beverages 
Control Commission 

Denied 1 

Fees collected ... .... $968 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of days used and the 
number of people present at the gatherings. 

Table 7. Druggists 

Sections 30-a-30-g, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications granted 195 

Places licensed 182 

Cancelled 13 

Non-payment 10 

By the 'Board 3 

Rejected 2 

Withdrawn 33 

Transferred ' 3 

Fees collected (gross) $39,000 

Cancelled 10 @ $200. 2,000 

Net fees collected $37,000 

The fee fixed by the Board was $200. 

Table 8. Denatured Alcohol (To Sell Anywhere in the Commonwealth) 

Applications filed 150 

Applications granted ...... 146 

Cancelled for non-payment of fee .... 19 

Withdrawn 4 

Fees collected ........ - $127 

The statute fixed the fee at $1. 

Miscellaneous Licenses 

Table 9. Common Victualers 

Applications granted 2,692 

Places licensed 2,379 

Cancelled 307 

Surrendered . . . . . . . . .191 

Non-payment of fee 116 

Rejected ........... 164 

Revoked . 6 

Transferred 91 

Withdrawn . . 12 

Fees collected $12,833.23 

4 (1935) licenses paid @ $3.33; 5 (1935) licenses unpaid. 

(Of the licenses granted, 26 were for dining cars, 25 of which are in actual 
operation.) 

The fee fixed by statute is not to exceed $5. 



In 
O 

Table 10. Inxholders 

Applications granted 64 

Places licensed 56 

Cancelled : 8 

Surrendered 6 

Non-payment of fee 2 

Rejected 1 

Fees collected $310 

The fee fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 



Table 11. Club Victualers (Without Alcoholic Beverages) 

Applications granted 6 

Places licensed 5 

Cancelled : 1 

Surrendered 1 

Rejected 1 

Tees collected . $30 

The fee fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 



Table 12. Lodging Houses 



Applications granted .... 




2,884 






2,695 






184 


Surrendered 


121 






. 63 








23 


Revoked . . - . 




5 


Transferred 




57 



Pees collected $5,632 

5 licenses unpaid 

The fee established by the City is $2. 



Table 13. Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water. Fruit. 

Applications granted 2,044 

Places licensed . . 1,844 

Cancelled : 193 

Surrendered 114 

Non-payment of fee .79 

Rejected 24 

Revoked . 7 

Transferred 45 

Withdrawn 45 

Fees collected * $9,835 

*Note : Includes $10. on two unpaid licenses of 1934. 
The fee is established by law at $5. 



14 



Table 14. Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 



Application granted 
Places licensed 
Cancelled : 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 
Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 
Fees collected * 

*Note: Includes $1 on unpaid license of 1934. 

The fee is established by law, not to exceed $1. 



105 
76 



$1,841 



1.916 
1,728 
181 



17 
7 
44 
34 



Table 15. Intelligence Offices 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Cancelled : 

Non-payment C-l 
C-2 

Withdrawn 

Of Applications Granted 



Fees collected (gross) 

Of Applications Cancelled 



Class 1 56 @ $50 $2,800 
Class 2 41 @ 25 1,025 
Class 3 15 @ 2 30 



Class 1 
Class 2 



3 @ $50 $ 150 
2 @ 25 50 



112 
102 



$3,855 



200 



Net fees collected . . . . . $3,655 

5 licensed premises held two classes of licenses. 

The fees established by the Board are $50 for a first-class license, $25 for a 
second-class license, and $2 for a free employment office license. 



Table 16. Billiard, Pool, and Bowling Alleys 



Applications granted 238 

Public places . 193 

Club places . 24 

Cancelled ........... 13 

For non-payment 3 

By the Board 10 

Rejected 8 

Transferred (1 Club) . 7 

Revocations .......... 1 

Rejected transfers 1 

Additional , 7 

Withdrawn . 7 

Billiards Pool Bowling Alleys 
Of Applications Granted 182 771 661 $8,070 

Of Applications Cancelled 2 4 30 



Fees collected (net) $8,040 



The fee established by the Board is $5 for each table and bowling alley. 



15 

Table 17. Merry-Go-Rounds, Etc. 

Applications granted 3 

Places licensed 

Rejected . 6 

Fees collected $165 

The fee established by the Board is $5 each day for each machine. 

Table 18. Roller Skating Rinks 

Applications granted 3 

Places licensed 3 

Fees collected $75 

The fee established by the Board is $25. 

Table 19. Picnic Groves 

Applications granted . 5 

Places licensed 5 

Rejected 1 

Fees collected . . . . . . . . $25 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 20. Firearms 

Applications granted 11 

Places licensed .......... 11 

Fees collected $55 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 21. Entertainment 

Applications granted 1,144 

Innholders ......... 39 

Common Victualers 1074 

Clubs 30 

Soft Drinks 1 

Cancelled 47 

Surrendered Innholders 5 

Common victualers ..... 42 

Rejected 75 

Common vietualer 

Revoked 4 

Common victualers ........ 2 

Club 1 

Soft drinks 1 

Places in operation . . 1,094 

Fees collected . $5 

Under Chapter 299, Acts of 1926, no fee is collectible from persons having an 

innholder or common vietualer license. 

Table 22. Miscellaneous Receipts 

Sale of Lists of Liquor Licenses $231.00 

Certification of Alcoholic Licenses 41.80 

Sale of old desk 10.00 



$282.80 

Total amount received and paid in the treasury on account of miscellaneous 
licenses and receipts $42,784.03 



16 

Table 23. Holders of Miscellaneous Licenses 
Arranged According to Nativity- 
Retail 



Lodging 
Houses 
7 

1,214 



621 



Common 
Victualers 
55 
1,413 
3 
44 
20 

1 

100 
19 



4 


— 


4 


1 


3 


1 


— 

80 


— 
24 


6 


1 


17 


8 


30 


47 


26 


340 


1 


1 


453 


209 


22 


281 


1 


1 




2 


5 


30 


5 


4 


55 


40 


14 


10 


23 


329 


41 


28 




1 




1 


3 


7 


69 


21 


4 




132 


28 


1 


12 


20 


3 



Inn- 
holders 



Vendors of 
Soft Drinks 
46 
513 

125 
11 
1 

43 



71 
340 



54 

8 
3 

356 
6 



Fruit, Ice 
Cream, etc. 
56 
522 

132 
10 



5 

7 

102 



331 

1 

5 
53 

1 

64 
5 
6 
417 
6 



Fire- 
arms 



2,890 



1,866 



1,994 



Table 24. Expenditures from December 1, 1934 to December 1, 1935 



Personal Service 

Commissioners, Secretary, and Permanent Employees . . $33,967.62 

Services other than Personal 

Printing and binding $ 84.50 

Transportation of persons 13.15 

Light • 453.36 

Rental 4,524.00 

Communication . 398.38 

Cleaning 9.50 

Investigation, etc. . . . . . . . . 1,275.95 

General plant repair . . . 184.20 

Equipment 

Office 435.76 

Library V: • • • • • 37 - 50 

Supplies 

Office 2,393.79 

Food and ice . . . 93.40 

Laundry, cleaning, etc. 21.90 

Miscellaneous supplies 23.30 



$43,916.31 



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Legislation 

No Federal legislation bearing on the work of the Board was enacted during 
the fiscal year. 

Considerable State legislation was enacted, largely of a perfecting or clarifying 
nature but new legislation made several definite changes affecting the work of 
the Board and the rights and obligations of licensees. 

By Chapter 253, Acts of 1935, the previous requirement that alcoholic 
beverages could only be served to patrons when seated was done away with and 
the matter of stools at bar or counter made optional with the licensee but with 
the provision that on Sundays all patrons and women patrons at all times must 
be seated when served alcoholic beverages. Upon the passage of this act, many 
licensees removed the stools from bars or counters, but the demands of customers 
soon brought them back again and they are now to be found in most restaurants 
and taverns. 

By Chapter 440, Acts of 1935, Section 7, local licensing authorities are given 
discretion on applications for alcoholic beverage restaurant licenses to grant such 
licenses for either all days of the week or for six days only, with the provision 
that the license fee for a seven-day license should not be more than 25% greater 
than for a six-day license. After the passage of this act. the Board established 
new license fees for six-day restaurants closing at midnight and those closing 
at one A.M. Before the passage of this act, the Board granted some restaurant 
licenses for six days only, in some cases because of the objection of the repre- 
sentatives of churches and others to a seven-day license and in others because 
there was apparently very little food business on Sunday. 

Section 13 of said Chapter 440 established a new requirement in regard to the 
advertising of applications and all applications for the sale of alcoholic beverages 
whether original or renewal must now be advertised once. The Board made a 
rule that this advertising must be done in some daily newspaper and in all the 
editions of the day. 

By Section 23, licensing authorities are empowered to order a refund of a 
license fee paid in the event of an error in the kind of license issued or if the 
applicant has withdrawn his application before the license is issued or after a 
license has been issued if the licensing authorities are satisfied that no right 
power or privilege has been exercised under the license. This section also allows 
a transfer of a license by the holder from one location to another upon the same 
conditions as regards advertising and approval as if it were an original appli- 
cation. 

It also permits a license held by an individual, partnership or corporation to 
be transferred to a qualified corporation if the parties interested in the business 
retain substantially the same interest in the business after the transfer. Since 
this act was passed a substantial number of individuals and partnerships have 
incorporated and have transferred the license held by them to the corporation. 

It appears to be the intent of this permissive amendment as also the statement 
concerning transfers contained in the first sentence of Section 23 of Chapter 138 
of the General Laws as amended that the transfer of an alcoholic beverage 
license from one licensee to another is forbidden but apparently there is nothing 
to prevent the stockholders of a corporation licensee from selling all their stock 
to an entirely new stockholder or stockholders and thus bring about a practical 
transfer of the license to new parties in interest. 

By Section 26 of said Chapter, the hours for the sale of alcoholic beverages 
without a prescription by a licensed druggist are made to conform to the hours 
of a package store, 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. 

Section 32 of said Chapter makes possession on licensed premises of any 
alcoholic beverage or alcohol not authorized to be sold or used under the terms 
of the license prima facie evidence of intent to sell unlawfully. 

Section 33 adds alcohol to alcoholic beverages which cannot be sold or served 
by any person not a citizen. 



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Section 34 provides a penalty for a licensee who employs a person under 21 
years of age in the direct handling or selling or who sells to any person under 
21 years of age any alcoholic beverage or alcohol. 

These three sections are substantially the same as heretofore except for the 
addition of alcohol. 

Section 35 is a substantial re-enactment of Chapter 146 of the current year 
which was entirely new and provides a penalty for a minor who falsely states 
his age in order to procure a sale or delivery of alcoholic beverages or alcohol 
and a similar penalty for whoever knowingly falsely states the age of a minor 
in order to procure a sale or delivery to a minor or whoever induces a minor to 
falsely state his age for this purpose. 

By Section 76 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws as amended, licensing 
authorities were given the right to grant licenses for the sale of denatured alcohol 
but by Section 43 of said Chapter 440, said Section 76 was stricken out and the 
new section inserted in place of the former makes no mention of denatured 
alcohol. Consequently there is apparently now no provision for licensing the sale 
of denatured alcohol. 

Chapter 468 of the Acts of 1935, Section 1 is substantially a re-statement 
and re-enactment of Section 12 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws as amended 
by earlier acts of the current year with the new feature that except on Saturday 
night one o'clock A.M. is now the legal limit for the sale of alcoholic beverages 
by Hotels, Restaurants, and Clubs instead of two o'clock A.M. as theretofore. 

This change of legal hour makes no practical difference in Boston because the 
Licensing Board with the advent of repeal established one o'clock A.M. as the 
limit for such sales. 

There are several matters that might well be made more clear by additional 
legislation. A tavern keeper is allowed to sell food the same as a restaurant and 
if he does so should have a common victualer license. This license practically 
requires him to sell food to all customers but under the alcoholic beverage law 
no woman may be a patron of a tavern. This conflict of laws has thus far 
caused no trouble in Boston, but the inconsistency should be removed. 

If it was the intention of the legislature to definitely forbid the transfer to 
a new owner of an alcoholic beverage license during its term, more definite 
legislation is required where the license is held by a corporation. 

There is reason for and there is a difference of opinion as to the rights intended 
to be conferred on public officers, receivers, trustees, assignees for the benefit 
of creditors, mortgagees, and pledgees by Section 2 of Chapter 138 of the 
General Laws as amended. Did the Legislature intend that these parties or 
any of them should be permitted to carry on the business of a restaurant or 
tavern, or whatever the business may be, under the license held by the former 
owner of the business, or did the Legislature intend to authorize the sale in bulk 
of the alcoholic beverages belonging to the debtor the same as other personal 
property of the debtor would naturally be sold? 

Before prohibition there was a statute fixing the minimum distance from a 
public school at which an alcoholic beverage license might be granted, but con- 
trary to the usual impression there was no restriction in regard to churches or 
playgrounds. 

In the opinion of the Board not all types of licensed places are equally objec- 
tionable, but the distance and situation of any proposed licensed premises with 
reference to schools, churches, and playgrounds should be taken into considera- 
tion in the granting of licenses. Acting on this principle the Board has rejected 
several applications because of the nearness of the proposed location to schools, 
churches, or playgrounds, and in its opinion there might well be reasonable 
legislation concerning the matter. 



Work of the Board 
The details of the work appear in the tables. 



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License Fees 

As the time for fixing alcoholic beverage license fees for 1935 approached, 
representatives of all classes of licensees appeared before the Board and re- 
quested reductions. 

Several hearings were held and after consultation with his Honor the Mayor, 
a reduction of the fees for package goods stores and drug stores was granted. 
One new license was established, a six-day restaurant license. 
The alcoholic beverage license fees fixed by the Board for 1935 were as follows : 



Package Store licenses, all alcoholic $1,200 

Package Store licenses, malt and wine 600 

Package Store licenses, malt only 300 

Innholders, all alcoholic 2,000 

Innholders, malt and wine 750 

Innholders, malt only . . 400 

Common victualers : 

7 days, all alcoholic 1,200 

7 days, malt and wine 500 

7 days, malt only 400 

6 days, close midnight, all alcoholic 1,000 

6 days, close midnight, malt and wine 400 

6 davs, close midnight, malt only 300 

Clubs, all alcoholic 600 

Clubs, malt and wine 400 

Clubs, malt only 300 

Taverns, all alcoholic 750 

Taverns, malt and wine 300 

Taverns, malt only 200 

Drug licenses ........... 200 



There was no change in miscellaneous license fees. 

The Board has drafted and distributed to licensees during the year several 
circulars calling attention to various matters required by law, by the conditions 
of a license, the regulations of the Board, and the rules of the Alcoholic Bevera- 
ges Control Commission, but has made few new regulations. 

From information received, the Board became of the opinion that the sale of 
malt beverages by the pitcher was not wise and by a regulation adopted in April 
forbade further sale in that manner. Most licensees complied but a few sought 
to evade by selling six 5c drinks or three 10c drinks for a quarter. This prac- 
tice was probably contrary to law and was as a practical matter against the 
preceding rule of the Board and the Board on October 10th notified all licensees 
that the sale of more than one drink at one time to one customer was contrary 
to the wishes of the Board. 

Various forms of gambling appear to be regarded with more favor than at 
some periods, but the Board is still, as for many years, of the opinion that 
devices affording the opportunity or the temptation to gamble whether or not 
gambling devices per se have no proper place on licensed premises. The 
presence of these devices on licensed premises was forbidden by the Board years 
ago but every little while a new crop appears said by the promoters to be different 
and not within the prohibition and some licensees are doubtless deceived and 
some probably take a chance. Last spring a new and attractive type of machine 
appeared which was so skillfully promoted that many were in use before authori- 
ties were aware. The Board considered the matter of sufficient importance to 
get out and distribute through the Police to licensees a new circular calling 
attention to the various forms of gambling forbidden by the law and saying 
that "The Board is of the opinion that slot machines or any other devices which 
furnish anything beside merchandise of a quantity and quality commensurate 
with the price deposited, or a machine which gives prizes, or a machine which 
may be used for gambling, are gambling devices within the meaning of the law, 



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and the use on licensed premises of any such machines or devices is forbidden 
by the Board. Do not rely on the statements of agents of these machines or I 
devices. Consult your attorney or the Licensing Board." 

There continues to be a great call for entertainment in connection with the 
consumption of food and beverages. Radio is permitted on all licensed premises 
and is practically the only entertainment allowed in a tavern. Instrumental and I 
vocal music are wanted in the majority of restaurants and dancing in many, I 
and some or all of these are allowed on premises that appear to be suitable and 
when not likely to cause disorder or become a nuisance. 

No dancing is allowed on Sunday or after midnight Sunday night except that 
on two or three special charitable occasions, dancing has been allowed after 
12-1 A.M. Monday morning. 

A new type of entertainment for all licensed premises appeared last summer i 
called Ticker News Service. One company proposed to give among other things 
racing news before and during the progress of each race so that betting could 
be done. This company was informed that this kind of news would not be 
allowed by the Board and it abandoned the field. The other company gave J 
general news with racing results after a race closed. This service was much 
like that given by radio and was permitted by the Board, but with all racing news 
eliminated. Many applications for this form of entertainment were received 
but it did not prove to be popular. 

The police are by laAv the agents of the Board to investigate and report on j 
applications for all kinds of licenses, and to report on the conduct of licensees 
and conditions on licensed premises. The Alcoholic Beverages Control Com- [ 
mission also gives valuable information and cooperation. 

Complaints are received by the Board from the Police and from individuals I 
and organizations against all types of licensees and from the inspectors of the I 
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission against liquor licensees, and the Board 
is ready to receive information at any time from any source of the illegal or 
improper conduct of any licensee or as to the desirability of granting or refus- 
ing any license. 

The sale of alcoholic beverages is legal and is now a part of our social and 
economic life, but the number of licenses to be granted, within the limits pre- 
scribed by law, the type of license most suitable, the location and suitability of 
the premises and the number needed or desirable in a particular district, are 
matters of judgment by the Board, and on appeal, by the Alcoholic Beverages 
Control Commission. Every citizen and every organization interested has a 
right to be heard and the Board welcomes information that may assist it to act i 
wisely. 

Drug store licenses are not subject to approval by and there is no right of 
appeal to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. All other alcoholic 
beverage licenses are subject to approval by the Commission, but practically all 
licenses thus far granted by the Board have been approved by the Commission. 
All decisions by Licensing Boards concerning the granting or refusing of alco- 
holic beverage licenses, except as to whether restaurant licenses shall be granted 
for all days in the week or for six days only, and all decisions in matters of 
discipline may be appealed to the Commission. 

In deciding appeals on their merits, the terms used by the Commission are 
"appeal sustained" and "appeal denied." 

A decision "appeal sustained" means that the Board is overruled and if the 
appeal was from the refusal of the Board to grant a license, the Commission 
orders the Board to grant the license. 

A decision "appeal denied" means that the action of the Board is upheld by 
the Commission and the party that appealed gains nothing by his appeal. 

During the year there were 152 appeals from the action of the Board to the 
Commission; 45 of these appeals were disposed of by withdrawal or in some j 
other way not involving an actual hearing by the Commission. 

Of the 107 appeals heard, the Commission sustained 45 and denied 62. 



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Seven appeals were disciplinary and of these 1 was sustained and 6 denied. 

Seventy-nine appeals were from the refusal of the Board to grant restaurant 
or tavern licenses and of these 37 were sustained and 42 denied. 

Of 12 appeals from the refusal of the Board to grant package store licenses, 
5 were sustained and 7 denied. 

Three club applications were rejected by the Board and on appeal 2 were 
sustained and 1 denied. 

One seasonal application refused by the Board was denied by the Commission 
on appeal. 

Two appeals from changes by the Board of the type of license held by a 
licensee were denied by the Commission. 

In the matter of 2 package licenses and 1 restaurant license granted by the 
Board, citizens appealed to the Commission to refuse approval. These three 
appeals were denied and the granting of the licenses approved. 

The number of complaints with reference to miscellaneous licenses, which term 
includes all licenses except those connected with the sale of alcoholic beverages, 
runs along about the same year after year, and is substantial but not large in 
proportion to the number of licenses. Complaints against alcoholic beverage 
licensees have also been few in comparison with the number. 

Many hearings have been held in connection with alcoholic beverage licenses, 
but a large proportion of these hearings have been with reference to the granting 
of a license or the type of license to be granted, transfers to new locations, 
changes from one type of license to another, changes of hours, the granting and 
changing of entertainment permits, and other matters of a more minor nature. 

In the granting of licenses, the Board cooperates with the Building Depart- 
ment, the Health Department, the Park Department and the School Department 
of the City and its relations with these departments, the Police Department and 
the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission are harmonious. 

It desires to express its appreciation of the faithful service of its secretary 
and employees, with regret that the service has required much overtime work 
on the part of some. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. T. Montague, 
Edwix D. Gallagher, 
Mary E. Driscoll, 
Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



Public Document 



-3741'. M 

No. 74 



€f)e Commontoealtf) of i*ta0£acl)U0ettg 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

AasS: LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30 
1936 




Publication of this Document Approved bt the Commission on Administration and Finance 
200. 4-'37. Order 638. 



ANNUAL REPORT 
LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY pF BOSTON 

December 1, 1936 

To His Excellency James M. Curley, Governor of the Commonwealth of 

Massach usetts: 

Bir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits its thirty- 
first annual report covering the year ending November 30, 1936. 

Personnel of the Board 
David T. Montague, Chairman, Edwin D. Gallagher, and Mary E. Driscoll, 
constitute the Board. 

Financial 

Receipts and Disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1936. 



Alcoholic Beverages Licenses ....... $1,403,565.85 

Miscellaneous licenses .... .... 42,019.50 

Miscellaneous receipts ........ 133.70 



$1,445,719.01 

Expenses of the Board, salaries, light, rent, etc. .... 47,599.68 



Excess receipts over expenditures . . . . . . $1,398,119.37 

Licenses Granted by the Board 

Alcoholic beverages ........ 1,927 

Retail druggists 212 

Innholders and Common Yictualers ...... 2,632 

Club victualers ......... 6 

Entertainment as required by Chapter 299, Acts of 1926 . . 1,203 

Lodging houses ......... 2,978 

Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water or fruit . 2,055 

Soft drinks . • . . 1,908 

Billiard tables, pool tables and bowling alleys .... 231 

Intelligence Offices ......... 112 

Sale of firearms ......... 12 

Ferris wheels, etc. ........ 7 

Picnic groves .......... 5 

Roller skating rinks ........ 3 



13,291 

Total number of applications acted upon during the year: 

Granted, 13,291 Rejected, 555 Total, 13,846 

Formal Hearings, Alcoholic Beverages Applications and Licenses 655 
Formal Hearings, Miscellaneous Licenses .... 361 



Total Hearings 1,016 

The details of the work appear in the tables. 

Chapter 138 of the General Laws, as amended, governs the issuing of alcoholic 

beverage licenses. 

Section 12 of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of all licenses for alcoholic 
beverages to be drunk on the premises. This includes innholders, restaurants, 



IP 55 6 

taverns, and clubs, and the number of ail alcoholic licenses issued under this Section 
is limited to 1,000. * x " 

817 were in operation November 30, 1936. 

There is no limitation on the number of malt and wine and malt licenses that 
may be issued under this Section. 

Section 15 of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of all licenses for alcoholic 
beverages not to be drunk on the premises except licenses issued to druggists. — 
This means package stores, and the number of all alcoholic licenses that may be 
issued under this Section was, at the beginning of the fiscal year, 350, and, by 
statute taking effect July 26, 303. — 305 were in operation November 30, 1936, 
this number having been issued before the statute was passed. 

There is no limitation on the number of malt and wine and malt licenses that 
may be issued under this Section. 

Section 30-a of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of licenses to druggists 
for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises and subject 
to certain restrictions not applicable to regular package stores. 

210 were in operation November 30, 1936. 

There is no limitation on the number of licenses that may be issued under this 
Section. 

The number of alcoholic beverage licenses of all kinds issued and in operation 
November 30, 1936, is as follows: 



Innholders, all alcoholic 
Common victualers, all alcoholic 
7 days 339 

6 days 92 
Taverns, all alcoholic 
Clubs, all alcoholic 

Package stores, all alcoholic . 

Common victualers, malt and wine 

7 days 51 

6 days 10 
Taverns, malt and wine 
Clubs, malt and wine 

Package stores, malt and wine 
Common victualers, malt 

7 days 204 
6 days 66 

Taverns, malt 

Clubs, malt .... 

Package stores, malt 
Druggists .... 



36 
431 



286 
64 

305 

61 



2 
1 

5 

270 



16 
4 

51 
210 



817 
305 



64 
5 



290 
51 
210 



Grand Total 



1,742 



4 

Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings on Complaints 



Kind of License 



Number of 
Licenses 



Action Taken 



Innholders 
Innholders 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victuilers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Common victualers 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 
Tavern 

Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Retail bottle stores 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs _ . 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists without liquor 
Druggists without liquor 
Druggists without liquor 
Druggists without liquor 
Druggists without liquor 
Druggists without liquor 



2 
3 
2 

26 
3 

12 
7 
3 
1 

22 
2 
1 
1 
2 
2 
5 
2 
9 
3 
5 
1 
2 
3 
1 
1 
3 
1 

655 



Placed on file, warned 

Dismissed 

Revoked 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Cancelled 

Restrictions imposed 
Suspended 2 days 
Suspended 2 weeks 
Suspended indefinitely 
Suspension lifted 
Placed on file, warned 
Dismissed 
License changed 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Transfer granted 
Transfer rejected 
No change 

Miscellaneous — no action necessary 

Revoked 

Cancelled 

Suspended indefinitely 
License changed 
Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Transfer granted 
Transfer rejected 
Withdrawn 

Miscellaneous — no action necessary 
No chantre 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Cancelled 

Placed on file, warned 

Suspended 1 day 

Suspension lifted 

Granted after hearing 

Rejected after hearing 

Transfer granted 

Transfer rejected after hearing 

Dismissed 

Revoked 

Placed on file, warned 
Suspended 10 days 
Suspended indefinitely 
Restrictions imposed 
Suspension lifted 
License changed 
Dismissed 

Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Transfer granted 
Withdrawn 
No change 

Miscellaneous — no action necessary 
Revoked 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Cancelled 
Suspended 2 days 
Suspended indefinitely 
Suspension lifted 
Placed on file, warned 
Restrictions imposed 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Transfer rejected after hearing 
Transfer granted after hearing 
No change 

Miscellaneous — no action necessary 
Revoked 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Suspended 3 days 
Suspended 1 week 
Suspended 2 weeks 
Suspended indefinitely 
Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Transfer granted 
Placed on file, warned 
Suspended 1 week 
Suspended 2 weeks ' 
Suspended 1 month 
Suspended indefinitely 
Suspension removed after penalty 



5 

Miscellaneous Hearings on Complaints 



Kind of License 


Number of 
Licenses Action Taken 


Innholders 


6 


Placed on file, warned 


Innholders 


3 


Dismissed 


Common victualers 


3 


Revoked 


Common victualers . 


1 


Revoked, but sentence suspended 


Common victualers . 


1 


Suspended 2 days 


Common victualers 


3 


Suspended indefinitely 


Common victualers 


1 


Restrictions imposed 


Common victualers 


2 


Suspension removed after penalty 


Common victualers 


25 


Placed on file, warned 


Common victualers 


9 


Granted after hearing 


Common victualers 


22 


Rejected after hearing 


Common victualers 


1 


Transfer granted 


Common victualers 


2 


Transfer rejected 


Common victualers 


2 


Miscellaneous — no action necessary 


Club victuallers 


1 


Dismissed 


Club victuallers 


1 


Miscellaneous- — no action necessary 


Lodging houses . 


9 


Revoked 


Lodging houses . 


7 


Revoked, but sentence suspended 


Lodging houses . 


4 


Restrictions imposed 


Lodging houses . 


16 


Placed on file, warned 


Lodging houses . 


58 


Dismissed 


Lodging houses . 


7 


Granted after hearing 


Lodging houses . 


2 


Miscellaneous — no action necessary 


Fruit, etc. 


7 


Revoked 


Fruit, etc. 


1 


Cancelled after hearing 


Fruit, etc. 


2 


Suspended 1 week 


Fruit, etc. 


! ! ! i 


Suspended indefinitely 


Fruit, etc. 


i 


Suspended for balance of license year 


Fruit, etc. 


43 


Placed on file, warned 


Fruit, etc. 


1 


Dismissed 


Fruit, etc. 


16 


Granted after hearing 


Fruit, etc. 


7 


Rejected after hearing 


Soft drinks 


5 


Revoked 


Soft drinks 


1 


Suspended 1 week 


Soft drinks 


1 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Soft drinks 


1 


Suspended indefinitely 


Soft drinks 


1 


Suspended for balance of license year 


Soft drinks 


39 


Placed on file, warned 


Soft drinks 


1 


Dismissed 


Soft drinks 


. . .12 


Granted after hearing 


Soft drinks 


6 


Rejected after hearing 


Soft drinks 


1 


Miscellaneous — no action necessary 


Intelligence offices 


1 


Revoked 


Intelligence offices 


1 


Revoked, but sentence suspended 


Intelligence offices 


1 


Granted after hearing 


Intelligence offices • . 


1 


Rejected after hearing 


Intelligence offices 


1 


Transfer granted 


Intelligence offices 


1 


Miscellaneous — no action necessary 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


1 


Revoked, but sentence suspended 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


1 


Suspended 2 days 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


4 


Placed on file, warned 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


4 


Dismissed 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


6 


Granted after hearing 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


5 


Rejected after hearing 


Skating rinks 


1 


Granted after hearing 




361 


i 



Recapitulation 
December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 



Alcoholic Beverages 

Cancelled .... 
Revoked .... 
Revoked but sentence suspended 
Suspended 
Suspension lifted 
Placed on file . 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Dismissed 

Restrictions imposed . 
License changed 
License remained unchanged 
Transfer granted 
Transfer rejected 
Withdrawn 
Miscellaneous . 



7 
68 
11 
82 
102 
124 
13 
13 
51 
126 
15 
11 
2 
12 



Miscellaneous 

Cancelled .... 
Revoked .... 
Revoked but sentence suspended 
Suspended 

Suspension removed . 
Placed on file 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Dismissed 

Restrictions imposed . 
Transfer granted 
Transfer rejected 
Miscellaneous . 



1 

25 
10 
13 
2 

133 
52 
41 
68 
5 
2 
2 
7 

361 



655 



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Table 1. Innholders (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed ........... 39 

Applications granted ......... 38 

Applications withdrawn ........ 1 

Applications cancelled: ......... 

For the Board .... 1 

Non-payment of fee . . . 1 
Places licensed .......... 36 

38 @ $2,000 $76,000 

UNPAID 1 @ 2,000 . . 2,000 



Fees collected •. $74,000 

The fees fixed by the Board are as follows: 

All alcoholic beverages $2,000 

Malt and wine ........ 750 

Malt . ' . 400 

Table 2. Common Victtjalers (Alcoholic Beverages) 

Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed .......... 883 

Applications granted . . ... . - . 820 

All alcoholic 7 day 356 

6 day 104 

Malt and wine .... 7 day 52 

6 day 10 

Malt 7 day 221 

6 day 77 

Changed from Taverns ....... 30 

Places licensed ........ 761 

All alcoholic 7 day 339 

6 day 91 

Malt and wine .... 7 day 51 

6 day 10 

Malt 7 day 204 

6 day 66 

(3 of the seven day malt are dining cars) 
Cancelled ......... 51 

By the Board 16 

For the non-payment of fee . . . 35 

Rejected . . . . . . . . . 68 

Revoked ........... 2 

Withdrawn .......... 25 

Changed to Taverns . . ... . . . 7 

Reconsidered and granted a Tavern . ... . 1 

Transfers: 

Granted ........ 31 

Rejected . .14 

(Changes by the Board) 

Common Victualer All Alcoholic to Tavern All Alcoholic . 2 

Common Victualer Malt to Tavern Malt .... 6 

Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Victualer 7 day All Alcoholic . 9 

Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Victualer 6 day All Alcoholic . 17 

Tavern Malt and Wine to Common Victualer 6 day Malt and Wine 1 

Tavern Malt to Common Victualer 7 day Malt ... 1 

Tavern Malt to Common Victualer 6 day Malt ... 2 

38 



7 

{Change of Class) 



6 day All Alcoholic to 7 day All Alcoholic .... 42 

6 day All Alcoholic midnight to 6 day All Alcoholic 1 a.m. . 4 

7 dav Malt and wine to 7 day All Alcoholic .... 2 

7 day Malt to 6 day All Alcoholic 3 

6 day Malt and wine to 6 day All Alcoholic .... 1 

6 day Malt to 6 day All Alcoholic 4 

6 day Malt and wine to 7 day Malt and Wine .... 5 

6 dav Malt and Wine midnight to 6 day Malt and Wine 1 a.m. . 1 

6 day Malt to 7 day Malt 17 

6 dav Malt midnight to 6 day Malt 1 a.m. .... 3 

— 82 

(Rejected Petitions) 

Tavern All Alcoholic to 7 day All Alcoholic .... 10 

Tavern All Alcoholic to 6 day All Alcoholic .... 9 

7 day All Alcoholic midnight to 7 day All Alcoholic 1 a.m. . 6 
6 day All Alcoholic to 7 day All Alcoholic .... 44 

6 day All Alcoholic midnight to 6 day All Alcoholic 1 a.m. . 9 

7 day Malt and Wine to 7 day All Alcoholic .... 5 
7 day Malt to 7 day All Alcoholic . .... 18 
C day Malt and Wine to 7 day Malt and Wine ... 4 
7 dav Malt and Wine to 7 day Malt* ..... 1 
6 day Malt to 7 day Malt 4 

6 day Malt midnight to 6 day Malt 1 a.m. .... 2 

7 day Malt and Wine to Tavern All Alcoholic .... 3 



115 

(This was previously granted but reconsidered and rejected) (at applicants request). 



Appeals from the Decision of the Board to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission 
All Alcoholic 



Sustained . . .10 

Denied ... 7 

Dismissed ... 3 

Withdrawn ... 

Revocation restored . 1 

Fees payable: 

All Alcoholic 7 day 

All Alcoholic 6 day 1 a.m. . 

All Alcoholic 6 day midnight 

Malt and Wine 7 day 

Malt and Wine 6 day 1 a.m. 

Malt and Wine 6 day midnight 

Malt 7 day 

Malt 6 day 1 a.m. 

Malt 6 day midnight . 



Malt and Wine 
1 
1 
1 




Malt 
2 
3 
2 
2 



350 @ $1,200.00 


$420,000.00 


22 @ 


1,100.00 


24,200.00 


63 @ 


1,000.00 


63,000.00 


51 @ 


500.00 


25, -00.00 


2 @ 


450.00 


900.00 


10 @ 


400.00 


4,000.00 


216 @ 


400.00 


86,400.00 


8 @ 


375.00 


3,000.00 


68 @ 


325.00 


22,100.00 



All Alcoholic 7 day 

All Alcoholic 6 day 1 a.m. . 

All Alcoholic 6 day midnight 

Malt and Wine 6 day 

Malt 7 day 

Malt 6 dav 



(Changed from Tavern) 



9 @ 


450.00 


4,050.00 


3 @ 


350.00 


1,050.00 


14 @ 


250.00 


3,500.00 


1 @ 


100.00 


100.00 


1 @ 


200.00 


200.00 


2 @ 


125.00 


250.00 



Gross Fees 



$658,250.00 



8 

Cancelled for non-payment: 
All Alcoholic 7 day 
All Alcoholic 6 day 1 a.m. 
All Alcoholic 6 day midnight 
Malt 7 day 
Malt 6 day 1 a.m. 
Malt 6 day midnight . 
Additional fee on change from Tavern . 
Changed to Tavern before payment of fee: 
All Alcoholic 6 day 1 a.m. . 
Malt and Wine 6 day midnight . 
Malt 6 day 1 a.m. .... 
Malt 6 day midnight .... 

Deductions ..... 
Gross receipts 
Deductions 

Xet fees collected . 

The fees fixed by the Board were as follows : 
All Alcoholic 7 day . 
All Alcoholic 6 day 1 a.m. 
All Alcoholic 6 day midnight 
Malt and Wine 7 day 
Malt and Wine 6 day 1 a.m. 
Malt and Wine 6 day midnight 
Malt 7 day . 
Malt 6 day 1 a.m. . 
Malt 6 day midnight 



12 @ $1,200.00 


(0*1 A 4 A A A A 

$14,400.00 


1 @ 


1,110.00 


1,100.00 


5 (5 


) 1,000.00 


5,000.00 


11 (a 


s a f\c\ r\f\ 

) 400.00 


A A A A A A 

4,400.00 


1 


s o»7r r\c\ 

} 375.00 


375.00 


4 <§ 


) 325.00 


1 OAA AA 

1,300.00 


1 <§ 


) 250.00 


250.00 


1 @ 


) 1,100.00 


JL , \-\J\J .\J\J 


1 (« 


) 400.00 


400.00 


1 (9 


) 375.00 


375.00 


1 (« 


) 325.00 


325.00 






$29,025.00 



$658,250.00 
29,025.00 



$1,200 
1,100 
1,000 
500 
450 
400 
400 
375 
325 



$629,225.00 



Table 3. Taverns 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed ........ 390 

Applications granted ........ 342 

AU Alcoholic 316 

Malt and Wine . . . . . . 3 

Malt . . 23 

Changed from Common Victualer ..... 8 

Places licensed ......... 294 

All Alcoholic 276 

Malt and Wine 2 

Malt . , . .16 

Cancelled .......... 16 

By the Board 5 

For non-payment of fee . . . . .11 

Reconsidered and rejected ....... 1 

Changed to Common Victualers ...... 30 

Withdrawn . . ... . . . . . 14 

Rejected . . ... . . . . . .51 

Reconsidered and granted . . . . . . .17 



34 34 



Revoked 



Transfers : 

Granted ........ 9 

Rejected . 4 



1 



9 

{Changes by the Board) 
Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Victualer All Alcoholic 
Tavern Malt and Wine to Common Victualer Malt and Wine 
Tavern Malt to Common Victualer Malt 
Common Victualer All Alcoholic to Tavern All Alcoholic 
Common Victualer Malt to Tavern Malt 

(Rejected Petitions) 
All Alcoholic Tavern to All Alcoholic Common Victualer 

{Change of Class) 
Malt Tavern to Tavern All Alcoholic . 



26 
1 
3 
2 
6 



14 



Appeals from the Decision of the Board to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission 
All Alcoholic Malt and Wine Malt Transfer-All 



Sustained 
Denied 
Dismissed 
Withdrawn 



13 
14 
3 
4 

34 



1 



Fees payable: 
All Alcoholic . 
Malt and Wine 
Malt . 



316 @ $750 $237,000 
3 % 300 900 
23 @ 200 4,600 



Cancelled for non-payment: 
All Alcoholic .... 
All Alcoholic, Change of Class . 



Changed to Common Victualer before Payment of fee: 
All Alcoholic ........ 

Malt 



Reconsidered and rejected before payment of fee: 
Malt 

Changes with no payment of fee: 

Malt 

Gross receipts . 

Deductions . 

Net fees collected 
The fees fixed by the Board were as follows: 

All Alcoholic . . . . 

Malt and Wine . 

Malt 



342 



10 
1 



$750 
550 



$750 
200 



$242,500 



$7,500 
550 

$8,050 



$2,250 
600 

$2,850 



1 @ $200 $200 



@ $200 
$242,500 
12,100 



$750 
300 
200 



$1,000 



$230,400 



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Table 4. Clubs (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed 

Applications granted* 

All Alcoholic 
Malt and AA'ine 
Malt . 



Cancelled, non-payment of fee All Alcoholic 
Revoked** All Alcoholic .... 
Rejected . . . 
Withdrawn ...... 



65 
1 
4 



77 
70 



Fees: 



All Alcoholic 
All Alcoholic 
Malt and AVine 
Malt . 



2 
63 
1 
4 



$1200 
600 
400 
300 



$2,400 
37,800 
400 
1,200 

$41,800 



Cancelled for non-payment: 

All Alcoholic 

Net fees collected 
The fees fixed by the Board were as follows: 

All Alcoholic (2 special cases) 

All Alcoholic 

Malt and AVine . 

Malt 



$600 $600 



$1,200 
600 
400 
300 



*Note. — Of the licenses granted 8 were originally rejected. 6 were reconsidered and granted 
by the Board after hearings. 2 were ordered granted by the A. B. C. Commission after hearings. 
**Note. — 2 revoked licenses ordered restored by A. B. C. Commission after hearing. 



$41,200 



Table 5. One Day Special Alcoholic License 
Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed 296 

Applications granted ..... 286 

Applications rejected ..... 10 

Cancelled for non-payment .... 8 

Places licensed ...... 278 

Fees collected $756 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of people to be 
served. 

Licenses carried over from 1935 ... 28 

Fees collected for same . . . . . $95 

Total fees collected $851 



Special Alcoholic Licenses for less than 1 Year. 

Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed ...... 11 

Applications granted ..... 10 

Applications withdrawn ..... 1 

Cancelled for non-payment .... 1 

Places licensed ...... 9 

Fees collected ...... . $1,289.85 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of days to be 
used and the number of people present at the gatherings. 



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Table 6. Retail Package Goods Stores 
Section 15, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed .... 
Places operating on November 30, 1936 

All Alcoholic 

Malt and Wine 

Malt . 

Applications granted 

All Alcoholic 
Malt and Wine 
Malt . 

Transfer granted, All Alcoholic 
Rejected . . 

Applications 

Transfers 

Reconsidered and rejected 
Withdrawn ..... 

Fees: 

All Alcoholic .... 
Malt and Wine 

Malt 



Cancelled 

Out of business Malt 
Non-payment of fee All Alcoholic 
Reconsidered and rejected All Alcoholic 
Not approved by A.B.C. Commission 

All Alcoholic 
Non-payment of fee Malt 

Deductions 
Gross receipts . 
Deductions 

Net fees collected 

The fees fixed by the Board were as follows : 
All Alcoholic .... 
Malt and Wine .... 
Malt 



305 
5 
49 

313 
5 
53 



27 
7 
1 



405 
359 



371 



12 

35 



313 @ $1,200 $375,600 
5 © 600 3,000 
53 @ 300 15,900 



$394,500 



10 



$7,200 
1,200 

1,200 
300 

$9,900 
$394,500 
9,900 



$1,200 
600 
300 



$384,600 



Table 7. Druggists 
Sections 30-a-30-g, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed . 

Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Cancelled 

Out of business 
Non-payment of fee 

Revoked 

Rejected 

Transferred . 

Fees collected (gross) 
Cancelled 



2 @ $200 



$42,400 
400 



218 
212 
206 
4 



Net fees collected 
The fee fixed by the Board was $200. 



$42,000 



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Miscellaneous Licenses 
Table 8. Innholders 



Granted 
Places licenses 
Cancelled 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 
Rejected 
Transferred 
Fees collected 
The fee is fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 



64 
60 
4 



1 
1 

$315 



Table 9. Common Victualers 



Granted 
Places licensed 
Cancelled : 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 



Revoked ...... 

Rejected ...... 

Transferred ...... 

Fees collected* ..... 

The fee is fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 

♦Note. — 3 licenses unpaid. Of the licenses granted 21 were for dining cars. 



123 
90 



17 



2,568 
2,338 



213 

230 
161 
89 

$12,375 



Table 10. Club Victualers (Without Alcoholic Beverages) 

Applications granted ........ 6 

Places licensed ......... 5 

Cancelled : 

Surrendered ......... 1 

Fees collected $30 

The fee is fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 



Table 11. Lodging Houses 



Granted 
Places licensed 
Cancelled : 

Surrendered 

Non-payment of fee 



164 
79 



2,978 
2,726 



Revoked . 

Rejected . . . . . . . 

Transferred ........ 

Fees collected* ....... 

The fee established by the City is $2. 

♦Note. — Includes 8 on unpaid licenses of 1935. 8 licenses of 1936 unpaid. 



243 
9 



252 
28 
71 
$5,790 



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Table 12. Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water, Fruit. 



Applications granted . . . . . . . . 2,055 

Places licensed ......... 1,849 

Cancelled : 

Surrendered . . . . . . . .129 

Non-payment of fee . . . . . . . . 70 

199 

Revoked .......... 7 

20G 

Rejected 27 

Transferred .......... 56 

Transfers rejected ......... 1 

Withdrawn 54 

Fees collected* $9,920 

The fee is established by law at $5. 

*Note. — Includes $5 on unpaid license of 1935. 2 licenses of 1936 unpaid. 

Table 13. Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 

Applications granted ........ 1,908 

Places licensed ......... 1,720 

Cancelled : 

Surrendered . . . . . . . .117 

Non-payment of fee . . . . . . . . 66 

183 

Revoked .......... 5 

188 

Rejected .......... 24 

Transferred .......... 44 

Transfers rejected ......... 1 

Withdrawn .......... 50 

Fees collected* $1,841 

The fee is established by law at $1. 

*Note. — Includes $1 on unpaid license of 1935; 2 licenses of 1936 unpaid. 

Table 14. Billiard, Pool, and Bowling Alleys 

Applications granted ........ 231 

Places licensed (Public) 198 

Places licensed (Clubs) . • 23 

Cancelled 7 

By the Board . 4 

For non-payment of fee . . . . . . 3 

Rejected .......... 11 

Transfer rejected ......... 1 

Additional .......... 7 

Withdrawn 8 

Billiard Pool Bowling 

Of the Applications Granted ... 159 732 676 $7,835 

Of the Applications Cancelled (4) 1 13 70 



Net fees collected $7,765 



The fee established by the Board is $5 for each table and bowling alley. 



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Table 15. Intelligence Offices 



Applications granted 
Places licensed 

Cancelled for non-payment of fee 

Class 1 

Class 2 

Class 3 
Revoked 

Class 1 
Rejected 

Class 2 

Class 3 
Transferred 
Withdrawn 

Of applications granted 



Fees collected (gross) 
Cancelled for non-payment 



Class 1 55 @ $50 $2,750 
Class 2 38 @ 25 950 
Class 3 19 <& 2 38 



Class 1 
Class 2 
Class 3 



50 
25 
2 



$3,738 



$77 



112 
104 



Fees collected (net) $3,661 

4 licensed places held two classes of licenses. 

The fees established by the Board are $50 for a first class license, $25 for a 
second-class license and $2 for a free employment office license. 



Table 16. Merry-Go-Rounds, Etc. 

Applications granted ........ 7 

Places licensed ......... 7 

Withdrawn .......... 3 

Fees collected . . $167.50 

The fee established by the Board is $2.50 each day for each machine. 



Table 17. Roller Skating Rinks 

Applications granted ........ 3 

Places licensed ......... 3 

Fees collected ......... $75 

The fee established by the Board is $25. 



Table 18. Picnic Groves 



Applications granted ......... 5 

Places licensed ......... 5 

Fees collected ......... $25 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 19. Firearms 

Applications granted ........ 12 

Places licensed ......... 11 

Cancelled : 

Non-payment of fee ....... 1 

Fees collected • . . $55 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 



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Table 20. Entertainment 

Granted 1,203 

Innholders . . .30 

Common Victualers ........ 1,142 

; Clubs ' . . .31 

Places in operation . . . . . . . . . 1,148 

Cancelled 54 

Innholder ......... 1 

Common Victualers ........ 52 

* Clubs 1 

Rejected 123 

Innholder 1 

Common Victualers . . . . . . . .121 

Clubs 1 

Revoked 

Club 1 1 

Transferred 

Common Victualers ........ 42 

Under Chapter 299, Acts of 1926, no fee is collectable from persons having an 
innholder, common victualer or club license. 

Table 21. Miscellaneous Receipts 

Sale of Lists of Liquor Licensees $88.00 

Sale of Firearms Books 40.20 

Certification of Lord's Day Licenses ...... 5.50 



$133.70 



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Table 22. Holders of Miscellaneous Licenses 



Arranged According to Nativity 



Albanian . 

American . 

Arabian 

Armenian 

Australian 

Austrian . 

Belgian 

Bohemian 

Canadian . 

Chinese 

Cuban 

Czeeho-Slav 

Danish 

Dutch 

Egyptian . 

English . 

Filipino 

Finlander . 

French 

German 

Grecian 

Hungarian 

Irish 

Italian 

Japanese . 

Jugo Slav 

Latvian 

Lithuanian 

Mexican . 

Norwegian 

Polish 

Porto Rican 

Portuguese 

Roumanian 

Russian 

Scotch 

Serbian 

S. American 

Spanish 

Swedish 

Swiss 

Syrian 

Turkish . 

Ukrainian 

Welsh 

West Indian 



Inn- 
holders 



Lodging 
Houses 



Common 
Victualers 



Club 
Victualers 



Retail 
Vendors 
of Soft 
Drinks 



Fruit, Ice 
Cream, etc. 



53 


4 

1,355 


36 
1,263 
1 


4 


56 
531 


69 
569 




10 


27 


— 


121 


124 


— 


13 
5 


13 
1 




1 

13 


1 
15 




640 
1 


1 

81 
18 


— 


41 


47 


— 


4 

2 
2 


1 

3 


— 


I 


I 


— 


96 
I 


15 


— 


22 


26 


3 
1 


6 
16 

23 
25 
2 


2 
3 
32 
299 
4 


— 


2 
5 
88 


2 
5 

110 


2 
6 


441 
33 
1 


196 
255 
1 


— 


75 
318 


93 
350 


— 


6 


1 

28 


— 


2 
43 


4 
44 


— 


5 
56 


11 
44 


— 


60 


58 


— 
4 


12 

27 
39 


1 

5 

292 
8 
1 


— 
1 


6 

364 
7 


5 
5 

397 
6 




1 

3 
65 


1 

6 
15 




1 


1 




2 
146 

2 


1 

32 
8 
2 


1 


61 
24 


74 

29 




2 
16 


5 




2 


2 


71 


3,062 


2,716 


6 


1,847 


2,037 



Fire- 
arms 



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Table 23. Expenditures from December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 



Personal Service 

Commissioners, Secretary and Permanent Employees . . $37,619.30 

Services other than Personal 

Printing and binding . . . . . . 157.40 

Transportation of persons . . 10.80 

Light 470.89 

Rental 4,548.00 

Communication ........ 417.82 

Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . 8.30 

Investigation, etc. . . . . . . . . 1,898.45 

Photographing and blueprinting 43.75 

General plant repair . . . . . . . . 71.25 

Equipment 

Furniture and fittings . 5.00 

Office 60.55 

Library ' . . 21.50 



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Supplies 



Office 

Food and ice . 
Laundry, cleaning, etc. 
Miscellaneous supplies 



2,169.96 



43.85 
23.80 
21.36 



Electrical 



7.70 



$47,599.68 



Legislation 



Xo Federal Legislation bearing on the work of the Board was enacted during 
the fiscal year. 

Considerable State Legislation was enacted largely of a perfecting or clarifying 
nature, but new legislation made several definite changes affecting the work of the 
Board and the rights and obligations of licensees and others. 

Xo perfecting statute is herein referred to unless it also changes existing law and 
no statute is referred to unless it applies practically to the City of Boston. 

Chapter 169 of the Acts of 1936 transfers the granting of licenses for roller- 
skating rinks, carousals, inclined railways, ferris wheels, and outdoor exhibitions 
of fire fighting from the Board to His Honor, the Mayor. 

Sales of alcoholic beverages, or alcohol, to persons under 21 years of age were 
forbidden by previous laws, but Chapter 171 of said Acts goes further and provides 
that whoever being a patron of an establishment licensed under Section 12 delivers 
or procures to be delivered in any public room or area of such establishment any 
alcoholic beverages or alcohol to or for the use of a person whom he knows or has 
reason to believe to be under 21 years of age, shall be subject to the same penalty 
as for a sale to a minor. Said Section 12 includes hotels, restaurants, taverns, and 
clubs. 

By Chapter 180, October 12 is added to November 11 as a holiday to which the 
Lord's Day laws apply between the hours of 7.00 A.M. and 1.00 P.M. 

Chapter 225 allows package stores to sell up to 11.30 P.M. the night before a 
holiday except when the holiday falls on Sunday or Monday and, also, allows them 
to sell and deliver between the hours of 1.00 and 6.00 P.M. on all holidays except 
May 30, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, or on the day following when 
May 30 or Christmas Day occurs on Sunday. 

Chapter 245 makes a substantial change in the number of all alcoholic package 
licenses that may be granted in Boston. 

The limit was 350. 

There were 305 outstanding when this Act took effect. 

This Act limits the number to 30$ and further provides that no more original 
licenses may be granted until the number outstanding is reduced by revocation, 
cancellation, or failure of licensees to apply for renewals to less than 250, which 
number shall thereafter be the limit. 

Chapter 368 made several changes in the law. 
_ Section 1 provides that no advertising matter, screen, curtain, or other obstruc- 
tion which in the opinion of the licensing authorities prevents a clear view of the 
interior of a restaurant shall be maintained in or on any window or door thereto. 

Section 2 provides that no alcoholic beverages shall on Sundays be served to or 
drunk by any patron, guest, or member at a bar or counter in a hotel, restaurant, 
or club. 

Section 3 is a perfecting amendment of the law forbidding the adulteration of 
alcoholic beverages with the additional provision that possession on licensed 
premises shall be prima facie evidence of violation of law. 

Section 9 provides that a druggist alcoholic beverage license may be transferred 
from one registered pharmacist to another in the same store, if the licensing author- 
ities are satisfied that the ownership interests in the store remain substantially the 
same. 

Section 10 amends Section 31 as amended by Chapter 138 of the General Laws, 
as amended, by substituting a Xew Section 31. 



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Section 31 provided that no person except a citizen should be employed or per- 
mitted to sell, serve, or deliver any alcoholic beverage or alcohol anywhere. 

New Section 31 reenacts the prohibition against employing or permitting and 
add that no person except a citizen shall sell, serve, or deliver, etc., but restricts 
the application of the prohibition to licensed premises. 

Unless it was the intention of the Legislature to narrow the application of the 
statute, it would seem that another amendment is in order. 

Section 12 adds a druggis', holding a Certificate of Fitness to those holding a 
License or permit under Chapter 138, upon the conviction of which by a Court of 
the violation of any law relative to the business conducted under the license or 
permit, the Court is required to send notice of the conviction to the authorities 
granting the license or permit, and that this notice shall also be sent to the Alco- 
holic Beverages Control Commission. 

Section 13 amends Section 57 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws as amended. 

Section 57 permits licensing authorities or their agents and the Commission and 
its agents to inspect licensed premises and to be samplers of beverages or alcohol. 

Section 13 gives the Commission and its agents the same right with reference to 
druggists holding a Certificate of Fitness from the Board of Pharmacy, but no 
alcoholic beverage license. 

Section 13 also provides that if samples of beverages or alcohol are taken, a 
portion of the sample must be left with the licensee or his representative. 

A common victualer is in general, except on Sunday, required to serve food to 
airy "stranger or traveler" while a tavern-keeper, whether he holds a common 
victualer license or not, cannot serve a woman patron. Section 14 clears up the 
matter by providing that a common victualer license held by a tavern-keeper shall 
not permit or require him to admit a woman patron. 

License Fees 

Various alcoholic beverage licensees appeared before the Board and requested a 
reduction in their license fees for 1936, but the Board fixed the same fees for existing 
licenses as for 1935, with the exception of $25 added to the six-day midnight malt 
restaurant license fee. 

One new license was established, a six-day alcoholic beverage restaurant license 
with a closing hour of 1 A.M. except on Saturday, and license fees were fixed therefor. 

The alcoholic beverage license fees fixed by the Board for the fiscal year 1936 
were as follows: 



Package Store Licenses: 

All Alcoholic $1,200 

Malt and Wine 600 

Malt only 300 

Innholders : 

All Alcoholic 2,000 

Malt and Wine . . . 750 

Malt only . 400 

Common Victualers, 7 days : 

All Alcoholic 1,200 

Malt and Wine 500 

Malt only 400 

Common Victualers, 6 days (Close at 1 A.M.) : 

All Alcoholic 1,100 

Malt and Wine 450 

Malt only . ... . . . . . . 375 

Common Victualers, 6 days (Close at Midnight) : 

All Alcoholic 1,000 

Malt and Wine 400 

Malt only 325 

Clubs : 

All Alcoholic 600 

Malt and Wine "... 400 

Malt only 300 



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Taverns 



Druggist: 



All Alcoholic 
Malt and Wine 
Malt only . 



750 
300 
200 
200 



Note. — No change was made in miscellaneous license fees. 



The Board has drafted and distributed to licensees during the year several 
circulars calling attention to various matters required by law, by the conditions of 
a license, the regulations of the Board, and the rules of the Alcoholic Beverages 
Control Commission, but has made few new regulations. 

When Chapter 368, forbidding the service of alcoholic beverages at a bar or 
counter on Sunday, became effective, some restaurant licensees began to place 
extra table equipment for use on Sunday, and, in some cases, in front of and close 
to the bar (when the establishment had a bar) and, also, resumed bar service 
of alcoholic beverages after midnight Sunday night. 

The Board was and is of the opinion that both these practices were contrary to 
the spirit of the law, and, on August 15, 1936, issued a circular to that effect to 
licensees, and at the end of this circular requested: 

1. "That licensees do not install or use any additional equipment in the form of 

tables or other devices on Sunday and do not change the location of their 
present equipment on Sunday without first securing permission from the Board, 
and no permission will be granted for such equipment to be placed nearer than 
five feet to any bar or counter, unless such bar or counter is screened from 
public view. Screens, if used, must be approved by the Board. 

2. "That licensees do not serve any alcoholic beverages at bars or counters after 

midnight on Sunday nights." 

The decision of the Board was made as a request rather than a regulation, but 
the Board has not heard of the refusal of any licensee to comply with either of 
these requests. 

The law does not forbid the service of food at a bar or counter on Sunday, but 
the Board discourages such service. 

On August 18, 1936, the Board issued a circular to alcoholic beverage licensees 
giving the days on which . . . and the hours during which . . . alcoholic beverages 
may be sold under each type of license, and showing the changes made by the 
Legislature in 1936 with reference to package stores and with reference to the ob- 
servance of October 12th. 

Soon after October 1st, the Board requested of the Police a special report of all 
licensees serving alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises with special 
reference to their food business on Sunday and, also, whether persons under the 
influence of liquor or minors were present on licensed premises. — This involved 
two or more visits on a Sunday or on different Sundays and at different hours. — ■ 
The Board also supplemented these inspections by inspections of its own and by 
the testimony of various members of the Police force. — The presence of practically 
no minors and very few persons under the influence of liquor was reported, but the 
reports and other information tend to show that quite a number of alcoholic bever- 
age restaurants do not do a substantial food business on Sunday. 

The employment of minors in licensed places has been the subject of many in- 
quiries both as regards general employment and employment as entertainers, and 
the Board made a digest of the laws governing their employment in licensed places, 
and, early in November, furnished the information in the form of a circular to all 
licensees and to the Police and other departments interested. 

As the law forbids women patrons in taverns, it seems to the Board inconsistent, 
and, in many ways undesirable, that girls or women be employed as bar-maids or 
waitresses, or, in any other capacity in the main part of a tavern. 

The Board, therefore, on November 25, 1936, adopted the following regulation: 
"No woman shall be employed to do any kind of work in any part of a tavern 
except in a kitchen". 

With reference to the new Screen Law, Section 1 of Chapter 368 of the Acts of 



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1936, conditions vary so much that the Board has thus far made no general regu- 
lation concerning this matter and deals with individual cases as they arise. 

The Police by law investigate and report on applications for all kinds of licenses, 
and on the conduct of licensees and conditions on licensed premises. The Alco- 
holic Beverages Control Commission also gives valuable information and co- 
operation. 

Complaints are received by the Board from the Police and from individuals and 
organizations against all types of licensees and from the inspectors of the Alcoholic 
Beverages Control Commission against liquor licensees, and the Board is ready to 
receive information at any time from any source of the illegal or improper conduct 
of any licensee or as to the desirability of granting or refusing any license. 

Complaints from private sources are referred to the police for investigation 
and the name of the person complaining or giving information is not disclosed 
without authority. 

The number of licenses to be granted, within the limits prescribed by law, the 
type of license most suitable, the location and equipment of the premises, the num- 
ber needed or desirable in a particular district, and all matters of discipline are, in 
the first instance, decided by the Board, but any applicant or licensee not satisfied 
with the decision of the Board may appeal to the Alcoholic Beverages Control 
Commission, and the Commisssion has the right to overrule the Board in practi- 
cally all matters of appeal except as to whether restaurant licenses shall be granted 
for all days in the week or for six days only and the kind and character of enter- 
tainment. 

Citizens also have a right of appeal to the Commission against the approval of 
a license granted by the Board. 

All kinds of alcoholic beverage licenses, except those granted to drug stores, are 
also subject to approval by the Commission, but practically all licenses thus far 
granted by the Board have been approved by the Commission. 

In deciding appeals on their merits, the terms used by the Commission are 
"appeal sustained" and "appeal denied". 

A decision "appeal sustained" means that the Board is overruled and if the appeal 
was from the refusal of the Board to grant a license, the Commission orders the 
Board to grant the license, or it may order a license revoked or suspended by the 
Board to be restored to the licensee. 

A decision "appeal denied" means that the action of the Board is upheld by the 
Commission and the party that appealed gains nothing by his appeal. 

During the fiscal year, there were 109 appeals by licensees from the action of the 
Board to the Commission; 28 of these appeals were disposed of by withdrawal or 
in some other way not involving actual hearing by the Commission. 

Of the 81 appeals heard, the Commission sustained 38 and denied 43. 

The various applications rejected by the Board and appealed to the Commission 
were as follows: 



Applications 


Sustained 


Denied 


12 all alcoholic package .... 


3 


9 


4 all alcoholic club ..... 


2 


2 


2 malt and wine restaurant 


1 


1 


5 malt restaurant ..... 


2 


3 


5 all alcoholic restaurant . 


2 


3 


25 all alcoholic tavern ..... 


11 


14 


4 malt tavern ..... 





4 



One of the all alcoholic tavern applications was sustained in part only, a malt 
tavern license being ordered by the Commission. 

Seven applicants for all alcoholic restaurant licenses were granted malt res- 
taurant licenses by the Board, and on appeal 5 appeals were sustained and 2 denied. 

Three applicants for all alcoholic tavern licenses were granted malt tavern 
licenses by the Board, and on appeal all 3 appeals were sustained. 

Four applicants for all alcoholic restaurant licenses were granted all alcoholic 
tavern licenses by the Board, and, on appeal 3 appeals were sustained and 1 denied. 



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Two all alcoholic club licenses | 

One all alcoholic restaurant license r were revoked by the Board, 

One all alcoholic drug license ' 
and, on appeal, these licenses were ordered restored to the licensees after a sub- 
stantial interval. 

Two administrators of deceased licensees were refused permission by the Board 
to change the business into a corporation, and, on appeal both (2) appeals were 
sustained. 

One applicant for an all alcoholic restaurant license was granted a malt and wine 
restaurant license by the Board, and, on appeal for an all alcoholic restaurant 
license, his appeal icas denied. 

One all alcoholic drug application ) rejected by the Board, were denied on 

One malt package application j appeal. 

One disciplinary appeal was denied by the Commission. 

There were four appeals by citizens on licenses granted by the Board and of 
these appeals 3 were denied and 1 did not require a decision. 

One license granted by the Board was disapproved by the Commission. 

As the report shows many hearings have been held, but the number of serious 
violations of law, of the conditions of the license or of the rules of the Board, are 
comparatively few in proportion to the number of licensees. 

A noticeable change in the conduct of the alcoholic beverage business has been 
the large number of changes from personal ownership to ownership of the business 
by a Massachusetts corporation. 

There is still a large number of alcoholic beverage applications for all types of 
licenses except package stores. 

Speaking generally, the Board is of the opinion that there are now a sufficient 
number of alcoholic beverage licenses in substantially all parts of the City to take 
care of the reasonable wants of the people. New applicants are as a rule discour- 
aged, and, as the report shows a large majority are rejected by the Board. 

There continues to be a great desire for entertainment by restaurant and tavern 
licensees on licensed premises. Entertainment in taverns gives little trouble be- 
cause entertainment is restricted and made uniform, but restaurants vary so much 
in size and character that it is difficult to decide what type of entertainment may 
be properly allowed. 

In the granting of licenses, the Board co-operates with the Building Department, 
the Health Department, the Park Department and the School Department of the 
City and its relations with these departments, the Police Department and the 
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission are harmonious. 

It desires to express its appreciation of the faithful service of its secretary and 
employees, with regret that the sendee has required much overtime work on the 
part of some. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. T. Montague, 
Edwin D. Gallagher, 
Mary E. Driscoll, 
Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



1'ubJic Document No. 74 



Qtttt (Hommonmtnltlf of maaBarfjuartta 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

iW: LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

City of Boston 

FOR THE 

Year Ending Novenber 30 
1937 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
200. 3-'38. Order 3419. 



MAY 3 :m 
ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON 

December 1, 1937 

To His Excellency, Charles F. Hurley, Governor of the Commonwealth 

of Massachusetts : 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston respectfully submits its 
thirty-second annual report covering the year ending November 30, 1937. 

Personnel of the Board 
David T. Montague, Chairman, Edwin D. Gallagher, and Mary E. Driscoll, II 
constitute the Board. 

Financial 

Receipts and Disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1937: 



Alcoholic Beverages $1,429,394.85 

Miscellaneous Licenses . . 42,119.00 

Miscellaneous Receipts , 21.80 



$1,471,535.65 

Expenses of the Board, salaries, light, rent, etc 48,045.06 



Excess receipts over expenditures $1,423,490.59 

Licenses Granted by the Board 

Alcoholic beverages 1,941 

Retail druggists . . . 206 

Innholders and common victualers 2,607 

Club victualers 10 

Entertainment as required by Chap. 299, Acts of 1926 . . . 1,113 

Lodging houses 2,941 

Sundav sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water, or fruit . 2,007 

Soft drinks 1,891 

Billiard tables, pool tables, and bowling alleys .... 229 

Intelligence offices 117 

Sale of firearms 11 

Picnic groves . . . • . . . . . 5 



13,078 

Total number of applications acted upon during the year : 

Granted 13,078. Rejected 485. Total 13,563. 

Formal Hearings, Alcoholic Beverages Applications and Licenses 863 
Formal Hearings, Miscellaneous Licenses 518 

Total Hearings . . . . . . j . . 1,381 



Chapter 138 of the General Laws, as amended, governs the issuing of alco- 
holic beverages licenses. 

Section 12 of Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of licenses for alcoholic 
beverages to be drunk on the premises. This includes innholders, restaurants, tav- 
erns, and clubs, and the number of all alcoholic licenses issued under this Section 
is limited to 850. 

848 were in operation November 30, 1937. 



2. 

<g&4l ;'A4lx 

By Section 17, Chapter 424, Aetna f 1937, Sections 12 and 15 of Chapter 138 
were amended so that the limitation of malt and malt and wine licenses that 
may be issued is now 320. In operation, November 30, 1937. were 344, they 
having been issued before the statute was passed. 

Section 15 of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing- of all licenses for 
alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises except licenses issued to 
druggists. This means package stores, and the number of all alcoholic licenses 
that mav be issued under this section was. at the beginning of the fiscal year, 
303. and, by statute taking effect February 5, 1937, 305 ; November 30, 1937, 304 
were in operation. 

Section 30A of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of licenses to drug- 
gists for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises and 
subject to certain restrictions not applicable to regular package stores. 

There is no limitation on the number of licenses that may be issued under this 
Section ; 210 were in operation November 30, 1937. 

The number of alcoholic beverages licenses of all kinds issued and in opera- 
tion November 30, 1937, are as follows: 

Innholders, all alcoholic 37 

Common Victualers, all alcoholic .... 466 
7 days 362 

6 days 104 

Taverns, all alcoholic 293 

Clubs, all alcoholic 52 

848 

Package stores, all alcoholic 304 

304 

Common victualers, malt and wine .... 58 

7 days 48 
6 days 10 

Taverns, malt and wine 2 

Clubs, malt and wine 1 

61 

Package stores, malt and wine .... 6 6 



1,219 

Common victualers, malt 217 

7 days 154 
6 days 63 

Taverns, malt ........ 8 

Clubs, malt 2 

227 

Package stores, malt ...... 50 50 

Druggists 210 210 



1,706 



4 



Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings 



Number of 

Kind of License Licenses Action Taken 



Innholders 


3 


T~it cm i QCf»rl 


I nnholders 


1 


i IdtCU UH 1HC, Vvdl 11CU 


TtinhnlH^rc 

1 H1II1U1UCJ > • • • • 


j 


I\CjCt,LCLl dUCI llCclllllg 


Inn holders 


1 


Restriction s imposed 


Innholders 




Transfer granted 


Common victualers > • 




Revoked 


Common victualers • • . 


g 


"R pvnlfpf? Hut Qf^ntptirp ciiQnpnrlprl 

J\CV UACU UUL ddilClll-C »U3|jCIJUCU 


Common victuallers ■ > • 


10 


Dismi ssed 


Common victualers . 


J / 


Placed on file* warned. 


Common victualers 


c c 


Granted after hearing 


Common victuallers 


5 


T? e* J f»r*t f»r1 aftpt* rif*aT*incr 
IvCJC^-tC^l cllici ileal 1 


Common victualers . 




Suspended 1 day 


Common victuallers 


1 


Suspended 2 days 


Common victualers 


c 
3 


Suspended 3 days 


Common victualers 




Suspended 1 week 


Common victuallers 




Suspended indefinitely 


Common victualers . • 




Restrictions imposed 


Common victualers 


27 


^Miscellaneous, no fiction necessary 


Common victualers . . 


28 


License changed 


Common vict ualers 


7 


Transfer granted 


Common victuallers ... 




Transfer rejected 


Common victualers ... 


4 


Withdrawn 


Common victualers • . 


2 


Change to corporation 


Common victuallers 


4 


Cancelled 


Common victualers 


1 


Suspension lifted 


Common victualers . > . 


118 


~No change 


Common victuallers . 


2 


Restrictions removed 


Taverns 


i 
i 


Dismissed 




2 


Placed on file warned 


Taverns " 


1 c 


Granted a^ter hearing 


Taverns 


4 


Rejected after hearing" 


Taverns 


■j 
o 


Suspended 2 days 




j 


Suspended 4 days 


Taverns 


j 


Suspended 1 month 


Taverns 


7 


^Miscellaneous, no action necessary 




1 


License changed 


Taverns 




^^o change 


T?Afail Virkffl^ ctri-pc 

x\etan uottie stores 


1 
1 


Revoked hut sentence suspended 


Retail bottle stores 


2 


Dismissed 


Retail bottle stores 


o 


"PI a pprl nn "filf 3 \kt ^ rn prl 
j. latcu 111c, wai iicu 


T?Atai1 V»r»ft1#a ctnrpc 

JxcLdii uottie stores 


•? 
o 


Granted after hearing 


T?^t-a-1 lir.ftl^. clnt-pc 

ivetaii uottie stores . 


o 

£i 


Rejected after hearing 


Retail bottle stores . * 


1 
1 


Suspended balance of license year 


Retail bottle stores . 


1 




Retail bottle stores 


7 


Transfer granted 


T?^fiil c?+r\»-^o 

i\.etaii oottie stores 


12 


Transfer rejected 


Retail bottle stores 


5 


No change 


v^lUDS . 


2 


IvCV Urk-CU. 


Clubs . 


1 


Revoked but sentence suspended 


L.1UDS . 


7 


D i smissed 


i_iuus . 


8 


X latCU KJll 111C. WcVlllCH 




10 


Crt*a nt f*r\ sifter Vif»a finer 

VJl allLCU alLCl UCal 111 ^ 


Clubs 


i 
l 


Rejected after hearing 


ClUDS . 


1 


Suspended 2 days 


L,lUDS . 


3 


Suspended 2 weeks 


v^IUDS . 


1 


Suspended 3 weeks 


PI, ike 


4 


Suspended indefinitely 


CIUUS . 


19 


Restrictions imposed 


Pl„kc 

ClUDS . 


3 


^Xiscellaneous, no action necessary 
License changed 


»^1UDS . 


1 


Clubs 


-i 
i 


Cancelled 


I^IUOS . 


Suspension lifted 


("MnHc 

*_1UDS . 


c 


No change 


Entertainment . 


1 


Revoked 


Entertainment . 


O 


Revoked but sentence suspended 


Entertainment . 


1 7 


Di smissed 


Entertainment . 


53 


Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 


Entertainment . 


20 


Entertainment . 


2 


Rejected after hearing 


Entertainment . 


1 


Suspended 3 days 


Entertainment . 


1 


Suspended 1 week 


Entertainment . 


1 


Suspended 1 month 


Entertainment . 


3 


Suspended indefinitely 


Entertainment 


1 


Suspended balance of license year 


Entertainment . 


37 


Restrictions imposed 


Entertainment . 


25 


Miscellaneous, no action necessary 
License changed 


Entertainment . 


8 


Entertainment . 


2 


Transfer granted 


Entertainment , 


2 


Transfer rejected 



Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings (Continued) 



Kind of License 


Number of 
Licenses Action Taken 


Entertainment .... 


• 


Change to corporation 


Entertainment .... 


1 


Cancelled 


Entertainment .... 


16 


No change 


Druggists .... 


1 


Revoked 


Druggists .... 


2 


Revoked but sentence suspended 


Druggists .... 




Dismissed 


Druggists .... 


18 


Placed on file, warned 


Druggists .... 


18 


Granted after hearing 


Druggists .... 


5 


Rejected after hearing 


Druggists .... 


5 


Suspended 1 week 


Druggists .... 


1 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Druggists .... 


2 


Suspended 3 weeks 


Druggists .... 


1 


Suspended 4 weeks 


Druggists .... 


1 


Suspended 1 month 


Druggists .... 


2 


Suspended indefinitely 


Druggists .... 


2 


Suspended balance of license year 


Druggists .... 




Transfer granted 


Druggists . . 


! ! 12 


No change 


Druggists without liquor 


2 


Revoked 


Druggists without liquor 


1 


Dismissed 


Druggists without liquor . 


3 


Placed on file, warned 


Druggists without liquor 


1 


Suspended 2 days 


Druggists without liquor 


2 


Suspended 1 week 


Druggists without liquor 


1 


Suspended 2 weeks 


Druggists without liquor 


2 


Suspended 3 weeks 


Druggists without liquor 


1 


Suspended indefinitely 


Druggists without liquor 


2 


Miscellaneous, no action necessary 




863 





Misc 

Innholders ..... 
Innholders ..... 
Innholders ..... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Common victualers .... 
Lodging houses .... 
Lodging houses .... 
Lodging houses .... 
Lodging houses .... 
Lodging houses .... 
Lodging houses .... 
Lodging houses .... 
Lodging houses .... 
Lodging houses .... 
Intelligence offices .... 
Intelligence offices .... 
Intelligence offices .... 
Intelligence offices .... 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. ..... 

Fruit, etc. ..... 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. ..... 

Fruit, etc. 



neous Hearings 

5 Dismissed 

3 Placed on file, warned 
2 Granted after hearing 
8 Revoked 

8 Revoked but sentence suspended 

12 Dismissed 

60 Placed on file, warned 

28 Granted after hearing 

4 Rejected after hearing 

1 Suspended 1 day 

2 Suspended 3 days 

2 Suspended 1 month 

2 Suspended indefinitely 
19 Restrictions imposed 

30 Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

3 Transfer granted 

4 Transfer rejected 
3 Cancelled 

2 Withdrawn 

29 No change 

2 Change to corporation 

13 Revoked 

16 Revoked but sentence suspended 

49 Dismissed 

22 Placed on file, warned 

9 Granted after hearing 
1 Suspended indefinitely 
9 Restrictions imposed 

1 Cancelled 

3 No change 

1 Granted after hearing 

2 Rejected after hearing 
1 Revoked 

1 No change 

7 Revoked 

3 Revoked but sentence suspended 
3 Dismissed 

19 Pla.ed on file, warned 

12 Granted after hearing 

1 Rejected after hearing 

3 Suspended 1 week 

5 Suspended 2 weeks 

1 Suspended 1 month 

4 Suspended indefinitely 

2 Miscellaneous, no action necessary 



6 



Miscellaneous Hearings (Continued) 



Number of 

Kind of License Licenses Action Taken 



Fruit etc 


1 


Cancelled 


Kruit, etc. 


7 


No change 


Soft drinks 


6 


Revoked 


Soft drinks 


4 


Revoked but sentence suspended 


Soft drinks 


3 


Dismissed 


**^oft drinks 


16 


Placed on file warned 


Soft d rinks 


1 1 


Oranted after hearing 


Soft drinks 


1 


Rejected after hearing 


Soft drinks 


3 


Suspended 1 week 




6 


Suspended 2 weeks 




1 


Suspended 1 month 


Soft drinks 


2 


Suspended indenitely 




1 


Miscellaneous, no action necessary 




1 


Cancelled 




1 


No change 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


1 


Revoked 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


2 


Revoked but sentence suspended 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


8 


Placed on file, warned 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


7 


Granted after hearing 




8 


Rejected after hearing 


Billiard, pool, etc. 


7 


Miscellaneous, no action necessary 




4 


No change 




518 





Recapitulation 



Alcoholic Beverages 



December 1, 1936 to December 1, 1937 

Miscellaneous 



Revoked ...... 


9 


Revoked but sentence suspended 


18 


Dismissed ...... 


45 


Placed on file, warned 


144 


Granted after hearing 


121 


Rejected after hearing 


20 


Suspended ..... 


67 


Restrictions imposed 


86 


License changed .... 


38 


Transfer granted .... 


18 


Transfer rejected .... 


17 


Withdrawn ..... 


4 


Change to corporation 


3 


Cancelled 


6 


Suspension lifted .... 


2 


No change ... . . 


. 198 


Restrictions removed 


2 


Miscellaneous, no action necessary . 


65 




863 



Revoked 

Revoked but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Suspended 

Restrictions imposed 
Transfer granted 
Transfer rejected 
Cancelled 
Withdrawn 
No change 

Change to corporation 
Miscellaneous, no action necessary 



35 
33 
72 
128 
70 
16 
33 
28 
3 
4 
6 
2 
45 
2 
41 

518 



Table 1. Innholders (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed 

Applications granted 

Applications reconsidered and rejected 
Applications cancelled: 

Non-payment of fee .... 
Places licensed 

Fees collected . . . . 
The fees fixed by the Board are as follows : 

All alcoholic beverages .... 

Malt and wine 

Malt . 



,000 
750 
400 



39 
39 



37 

$74,000 



7 



Table 2. Common Victualers (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 866 

Applications granted 775 

All Alcoholic 7 day 374 

6 day 110 

Malt and wine 7 day 49 

6 day 13 

Malt 7 day 161 

6 day 68 

Changed from Taverns 15 

Places licensed 741 

All alcoholic 7 day 362 

6 day 104 

Malt and wine 7 dav 48 

6 day 10 

Malt 7 day 154 

6 day 63 

Cancelled 25 

By the Board 17 

For non-payment of fee 8 

Rejected 77 

Revoked 2 

Withdrawn 32 

Changed to Taverns 2 

Reconsidered and granted 18 

Reconsidered and rejected 4 

Transfers : 

Granted 27 

Rejected 4 

Withdrawn 1 

Reconsidered and granted 1 

(Change of Class) 

Common Victualer All Alcoholic to Tavern All Alcoholic . . 2 

Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Victualer 7 day All Alcoholic 4 

Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Victualer 6 day All Alcoholic 11 

Tavern Malt to Common Victualer 6 day Malt .... 1 

7 day All Alcoholic to 7 day Malt* 1* 

6 day All Alcoholic to 7 day All Alcoholic .... 10 

6 day All Alcoholic midnight to 7 day All Alcoholic . . 4 

6 day All Alcoholic midnight to 7 day All Alcoholic midnight 4 

6 day All Alcoholic midnight to 6 day All Alcoholic 1 a.m. 6 

7 day Malt and Wine to 7 day All Alcoholic ... 3 
7 day Malt and Wine to 6 day All Alcoholic midnight . . 1 
6 day Malt and Wine to 6 day All Alcoholic .... 2 
6 day Malt and Wine to 7 day Malt and Wine ... 3 

6 day Malt and Wine midnight to 6 day Malt and Wine 1 a.m. 1 

7 day Malt to 7 day All Alcoholic 4 

6 day Malt to 7 day All Alcoholic 1 

6 day Malt to 7 day Malt 9 

6 day Malt midnight to 6 day Malt 1 a.m 3 

6 day Malt midnight to 6 day Malt and Wine midnight . 1 

6 day Malt 1 a.m. to 6 day Malt midnight* .... 1* 

— 72 

'(Changed at applicant's request.) 



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(Rejected Petitions) 

Tavern All Alcoholic to 7 day All Alcoholic .... 2 

Tavern All Alcoholic to 6 day All Alcoholic .... 3 

7 day All Alcoholic midnight to 7 day All Alcoholic 1 a.m. . 1 

6 day All Alcoholic to 7 day All Alcoholic .... 9 

6 day All Alcoholic 11 p.m. to 6 day All Alcoholic midnight 1 

7 day Malt and Wine to 7 day All Alcoholic ... 10 
6 day Malt and Wine to 7 day Malt and Wine ... 4 

6 day Malt to 7 day All Alcoholic 1 

6 day Malt to 6 day All Alcoholic 1 

6 day Malt to 7 day Malt 3 

— 35 

Appeals from the Decision of the Board to the 
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission 



All Alcoholic Malt and Wine Malt 

Sustained 6 

Denied ... 23 2 

Dismissed 7 

Withdrawn 1 
Fees payable: 



All Alcoholic 7 day . . . . . ' . 


367 (ffi $1,200 


$440,400 


All Alcoholic 6 day 1 a.m. .... 


Zo (Cb, 


1 1 fin 


30,800 


All Alcoholic 6 day midnight .... 


70 @ 


1,000 


/U,UUU 


A Tilt - onn \A,'lflo / /"iO"\r 

i\iaii ana wine / uay ..... 


49 @ 


500 




Alalt and Wine 6 day 1 a.m 


3 @ 


450 


1,350 


Malt and Wine 6 day midnight 


10 @ 


400 


4,000 


ATsIr 7 rlav 


163 (a) 


400 




Malt 6 dav 1 a.m 


12 @ 


375 


4,500 


Alalt 6 day midnight 


57 (a) 


325 


18.525 


*A11 Alcoholic 7 day 


1 @ 


150 


150 


(Changed from Taverns) 








All Alcoholic 7 day 


4 (ai 


450 


1,800 


All Alcoholic 6 day 


11 @ 


250 


2,750 








$663,975 


Cancelled for non-payment: 








All Alcoholic 6 day midnight .... 


2 @ 


$1,000 


$2,000 


Malt 7 day 


4 @ 


400 


1,600 


Malt 6 day 1 a.m 


1 @ 


375 


375 


Malt and Wine 6 day midnight .... 


1 @ 


400 


400 


Reconsidered and rejected: 






All Alcoholic 7 day 


1 @ 


1,200 


1,2U0 


Malt 6 day 1 a.m 


1 @ 


375 


375 


Malt 6 day midnight 


2 @ 


325 


650 


Disapproved by A. B.C. Commission: 








All Alcoholic 7 day . ' 


1 @ 


1,200 


1,200 


Deductions 






$7,800 


Gross receipts ..... 


$663,975 




Deductions 




7,800 




Net fees collected 






$656,175 



•(Original fee $1,200, but applicant credited with $1,050 by the City.) 



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The fees fixed by the Board are as follows: 

All Alcoholic 7 day ... $1,200 

All Alcoholic 6 day, 1 a.m. . . . 1,100 

All Alcoholic 6 day, midnight . . 1,000 

Malt and Wine 7 day . . . . 500 

Malt and Wine 6 day 1 a.m. . . . 450 

Malt and Wine 6 day midnight . . 400 

Malt 7 day 400 

Malt 6 day 1 a.m 375 

Malt 6 day midnight .... 325 

Table 3. Taverns 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 385 

Applications granted 332 

All Alcoholic 322 

Malt and Wine 2 

I I Malt 8 

Changed from common victualer .... 8 

Places licensed 303 

All Alcoholic 293 

Malt and Wine 2 

I Malt 8 

Cancelled 4 

By the Board 2 

For the non-payment of fee ...... 2 

Reconsidered and rejected 

Changed to Common Victualer 25 

Withdrawn 5 

Rejected 48 

Reconsidered and granted 3 

Transfers : 

Granted 5 

Rejected 1 

(Change of Class) 

Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Victualer All Alcoholic . 24 

Tavern Malt to Common Victualer Malt 1 

Common Victualer All Alcoholic to Tavern All Alcoholic . 2 

Common Victualer All Alcoholic 6 day, 1 a.m. to Tavern All Alcoholic 1 

(Rejected Petitions) 

All Alcoholic Tavern to All Alcoholic Common Victualer . 3 
Malt Tavern to All Alcoholic Common Victualer ... 2 

Appeals from the Decision of the Board to the 
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission 

All Alcoholic Malt 
Sustained 7 1 

Denied ... 18 1 
Dismissed . . 1 
Withdrawn . . 6 
Disapproved . . 1 

33 2 



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Fees pavable: 

All Alcoholic 316 (a) $750 $237,000 

All Alcoholic 1 @ 350 350 

Malt and Wine 2 @ 300 600 

Malt 9 @ 200 1,800 



328 $239,750 

Cancelled for non-pavment : 

All Alcoholic 2 @ $750 $1,500 

Changed to Common Victualer before pavment of fee : 

All Alcoholic 5 @ $750 $3,750 

Reconsidered and rejected before pavment of fee : 

All Alcoholic 1 @ $750 $750 

Changes from Common Victualer with no payment of fee . . 4 
Gross receipts ..... $239,750 

Deductions 6,000 



Net fees collected . . . . r $233,750 
The fees fixed by the Board were as follows: 

All Alcoholic $750 

Malt and Wine 300 

Malt 200 

Table 4. Clubs (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 67 

Places operating on November 30, 1937 55 

* Applications granted 64 

All Alcoholic . - 60 

Malt and Wine . . ... . . . 1 

Malt 3 

Cancelled . 8 

Surrendered : 

All Alcoholic 6 

Malt 1 

Non-payment of fee: 

All Alcoholic 1 

Revoked All Alcoholic ........ 1 

Rejected All Alcoholic 3 

Fees : 

All Alcoholic 3 @ $1,200 S3,600 

All Alcoholic . . . 57 @ 600 34,200 
Malt and Wine ... 1 @ 400 400 
Malt 3 @ 300 900 



$39,100 

Cancelled for non-pavment of fee : 

All Alcoholic . . . . 1 @ $600 $600 600 



Net fees collected . . . $38,500 
The fees fixed by the Board were as follows : 

All Alcoholic . . . ." . $1,200 

3 special cases 

All Alcoholic 600 

Malt and Wine ..... 400 
Malt i* 300 



*Note. — Of the applications granted, 9 were originally rejected, 6 were reconsidered and granted 
by the Board after hearings, and 3 were ordered granted by the A. B.C. Commission after hearings. 



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Table 5. One Day Special Alcoholic License 
Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 369 

♦Applications granted 362 

Applications rejected 7 

Cancelled for non-payment 11 

Applications reconsidered and granted 3 

Places licensed 351 

Fees collected $940 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of 
people to be served : 

Licenses carried over from 1936 28 

Fees collected for same . $£9 

Total fees collected . . $1,029 

*Note. — Of the 362 granted, 3 were reconsidered and granted and are included. 

Special Alcoholic Licenses for Less than One Year 
Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 9 

Applications granted ......... 9 

Places licensed 9 

Fees collected $1,740.85 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of 

days to be used and the number of people present at the 

gatherings. 

Table 6. Retail Package Goods Stores 
Section 15, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 384 

Places, granted and operating on November 30, 1937 . . 360 

All Alcoholic 304 

Malt and Wine 6 

Malt 50 

Transfers granted 17 

All Alcoholic 1 14 

Malt and Wine 1 

m Malt 2 

Rejected 25 

Applications — All Alcoholic ..... 16 
Transfers — All Alcoholic 9 

Withdrawn 8 

Fees collected : 

All Alcoholic 304 @ $1,200 $364,800 

Malt and Wine 6 @ 600 3,600 

Malt 50 @ 300 15,000 



$383,400 

The fees fixed bv the Board were as follows : 

All' Alcoholic $1,200 

Malt and Wine .... 600 
Malt 300 



Note. — 1 rejected All Alcoholic and 1 rejected Malt were reconsidered and granted by the 
Board after hearings — 1 rejected Malt and Wine and 1 rejected Malt were ordered granted after 
hearings by the A. B. C. Commission. 



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Table 7. Druggists 



Applications filed 234 

Applications granted . 206 

Places licensed . 200 

Cancelled: . 5 

Out of business 4 

Non-payment 1 

Revoked . . . 1 % 

Rejected 25 

Withdrawn 3 

Transferred 2 

Fees collected (gross) $41,200 

Cancelled for non-pavment . . . 1 @ $200 

Unpaid license for 1937 . . . 1 @ 200 400 



Net fees collected ..... $40,800 
1 granting was an A. B.C. appeal sustained. 

Miscellaneous Licenses 
Table 8. Inn holders 

Applications granted 61 

Places licensed 60 

Cancelled: non-payment of fee 1 

Fees collected $300 

The fee is fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 



Table 9. Common Victualers 



Applications granted . 
Places licensed . 
Cancelled : 

Non-payment of fee 

Surrendered . 



Rej ectedf 
Transferred 
Revoked 
Withdrawn . 
Fees collected*^: 
There were 34 
licenses in operation. 

The fee is fixed bv statute not to exceed 



181 

134 
65 
10 
2 

$12,505 

dining cars granted common victualer licenses — 33 of these 



42 
139 



2,546 
2,355 



*3 unpaid 1936 licenses paid. 

t4 were reconsidered and rejected. 

+2 unpaid licenses in 1937. 



Table 10. Club Victualers (Without Alcoholic Beverages) 

Applications granted 10 

Places licensed 9 

Cancelled : 

Non-payment of fee 1 

Rejected :' . 1 

Fees collected .... $45 

The fee is fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 



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Table 11. Lodging Houses 

Applications granted 2,941 

Places licensed 2,730 

Cancelled : 

Non-payment of fee 65 

Surrendered 133 

198 

Rejected 59 

Transferred 48 

Revoked 13 

Withdrawn 2 

Fees collected*! f 5,762 

The fee established by the City is $2. 

•Includes 8 unpaid 1936 licenses paid in 1937. 
|3 unpaid licenses in 1937. 

Table 12. Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water, Fruit 

Applications granted ......... 2,007 

Places licensed 1,832 

Cancelled : 

Surrendered 122 

Non-pavment of fee ........ 46 

168 

Revoked ...... 7 

Rejected 37 

Transferred 20 

Withdrawn 24 

Fees collected* $9,795 

The fee is established by law at $5. 

*Note. — Includes $10 on unpaid licenses of 1936; 4 licenses of 1937 unpaid. 

Table 13. Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 

Applications granted ......... 1,891 

Places licensed 1,740 

Cancelled : 

Surrendered 103 

Non-payment of fee 42 

145 

Revoked 6 

Rejected • 16 

Transferred 20 

Withdrawn 21 

Fees collected* $1,847 

The fee is established by law at $1. 

*Note. — Includes $2 on unpaid licenses of 1936; 4 licenses of 1937 unpaid. 

Table 14. Billiard, Pool, and Bowling Alleys 

Applications granted 229 

Places licensed (public) 183 

Places licensed (club) 22 

Cancelled : 

For the Board 7 

Non-payment of fee 6 

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14 



Revoked 1 

Rejected • 16 

Additional 10 

Withdrawn 12 

Transferred 5 

Billiard Pool Bowling 
Alleys 

Of applications granted 169 750 706 $8,125 

Of applications cancelled (6) 3 24 135 



166 726 

Net fees collected $7,990 

The fee established by the Board is $5. for each table and alley. 

Table 15. Intelligence Offices 

Applications granted . . • . . . . - . 117 

Places licensed . 108 

Cancelled : 

Class 1 1 

Class 2 2 

Revoked : 

Class 1 . 1 

Rejected : 

Class 1 4 

Class 1 2 

Transferred : 

Class 1 . . , 1 

Withdrawn .......... 3 

Of the applications granted: 

Class 1 57 (q) $50 $2,850 
Class 2 40 @ 25 1,000 
Class 2 20 @ 2 40 



$3,890 

Fees collected (gross) ........ $3,890 

Cancelled for non-payment : 

Class 1 1 @ $50 $50 
Class 2 2 @ 25 50 

$100 

Fees collected (net) $3,790 

5 licensed places held two classes of licenses. 

The fees established by the Board are $50 for a first class license, $25 for a 
second class license and $2 for a free employment office license. 

Table 16. Picnic Groves 

Applications granted 5 

Places licensed v 5 

Fees collected $25 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Table 17. Firearms 

Applications granted . 11 

Places licensed 11 

Rejected 1 

Fees collected . $55 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 



Table 18. Entertainments. 



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Granted 

Innholders 
Common Victualers 
Clubs 

Taverns (no common v 
Pool ($5) . 
Places in operation 
Cancelled 

Innholders 
Common Victualers 
Clubs . 
Rejected 

Common Victualers 
Clubs . 

Tavern (no common vi 
Pool . 
Revoked 

Common Victualer 
Club . 
Transferred : 

Common Victualers 
Total fees received 



ctualer) 



tualer) 



Table 19. Miscella 



Sale of Lists of Liquor Licensees 
Sale of Firearms Books 



eous Receipts 



S11.00 
10.80 



$21.80 



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Table 20. Holders of Miscellaneous Licenses 
Arranged According to Nativity 



Albanian 

American 

Arabian 

Argentinian 

Armenian . 

Austrian 

Belgian 

Bohemian . 

Canadian . 

Chinese 

Cuban 

Czech-Slav 

Danish 

Dutch 

Egyptian 

English 

Filipino 

Finlander 

French 

German 

Grecian 

Hungarian 

Irish . 

Italian 

Japanese 

Tugo-Slav 

Latvian 

Lithuanian 

Mexican 

Norwegian 

Polish 

Porto Rican 

Portuguese 

Roumanian 

Russian 

Scotch 

Serbian 

S. American 

Spanish 

Swedish 

Swiss 

Syrian 

Turkish 

Ukrainian 

Welsh 

West Indian 



Inn 

holders 



52 



Lodging 
Houses 
7 

1,275 



583 

1 

2 
2 
2 

87 



22 
25 
20 

411 

29 
1 



4 

56 

10 
1 

28 
50 

1 

3 
59 
2 

137 
2 



Common Club 
Victualers Victualers 
42 — 
1,233 6 



1 

2 
18 

1 
9 

28 
310 
4 

229 
354 
1 

2 
21 

4 
61 
2 
3 
3 

307 
28 

1 
11 

11 
1 

32 
12 
1 



Fruits, 
etc. 
60 
634 

2 

112 
6 



50 



25 



3 

5 
96 

2 
84 
314 



50 

12 
6 

385 
5 



Soft 
Drinks 
60 
601 



107 
10 



3 
7 

78 
2 

70 
307 



51 

13 
6 

344 
5 



Fire- 
arms 



13 



70 



2.865 



2,874 



1,992 



1,873 



Table 21. Expenditures from December 1, 1936 to December 1, 1937 



Personal Service 

Commissioners, Secretary, 

Services other than Personal 
Printing and binding . 
Transportation of persons 
Light .... 
Rental .... 
Communication 
Cleaning . . ' . 
Stenographic, copying, etc. 
Investigation, etc. 
General plant repair . 

Equipment 

Office .... 
Library 

Tools and instruments . 



and Permanent Employees 



$38,529.67 



80.90 
50.20 
542.98 
4,548.00 
421.80 
6.35 
27.50 
1,720.65 
96.88 



227.40 
25.50 
3.45 



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Supplies 



Office . . 
Food and ice 
Laundry, Cleaning, etc. 
Miscellaneous supplies 



1,664.48 



32.75 
32.05 
24.20 



Electrical 



10.30 



$48,045.06 



Legislation 



No Federal Legislation bearing on the work of the Board was enacted 
during the fiscal year. 

As usual, quite a little State Legislation was enacted, some of a perfecting 
nature and some new. No statute is herein described unless it changes the 
substance of existing law and no statute or section of a statute is referred to 
unless it applies to the City of Boston either generally or specially. 

Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1937 amends Section 17 of Chapter 138 of the 
General Laws by increasing the number of all alcoholic package store licenses 
that can be granted, from 303 to 305. 

Chapter 38 amends Section 7 of Chapter 4 of the General Laws by adding 
Memorial day to Armistice Day, as days to be observed as Sunday between 7 
A.M. and 1 P.M., or the day following when either of these days occurs on 
Sunday. 

Chapter 264 amends Section 12 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws by 
providing that a tap or other device for serving so-called draught beer or ale, 
must be equipped with a sign giving the brand or trade name of the malt 
beverage being drawn from that particular tap. 

Chapter 268 amends Section 33 of said Chapter 138 by changing the sale 
hours of package stores from 1 to 6 P.M. to 1 to 11 P.M. on those holidays 
when sales are permitted, namely, on all holidays except Memorial, Thanks- 
giving, and Christmas Days. 

Chapter 291 amends Section 16B of said Chapter 138 by providing that 
licensing authorities shall not be obliged to receive more than one application 
for an alcoholic beverage license, except drug, to be exercised on the same 
premises in any year. 

Chapter 331. amending Section 12 of said Chapter 138. gives an applicant 
for the renewal of an alcoholic beverage restaurant license the same right of 
appeal on the common victualer application as on the alcoholic beverage 
application. 

Chapter 424 made several changes in the Law. 

Section 1 amends Section 16A of said Chapter and provides that a licensee 
who desires a renewal of his license must file an application during the month 
of November, instead of "before December first" in order to be entitled to a 
prima facie right of renewal. 

Section 2 amends Section 16B of said Chapter 138 and provides that licens- 
ing authorities need not act on renewal applications filed in November before 
December 15, or on seasonal renewals before April 15. 

Section 3 amends Section 17 of said Chapter 138 and limits the number of 
licenses for the sale of wines or malt beverages or both to 320, and all alcoholic 
licenses (except drug) to 850 in Boston. 

Section 5 amends Section 34 of said Chapter 138 by re-enacting all previous 
limitations on the employment of or sale to minors, and, in addition, forbids 
the delivery of alcoholic beverages or alcohol to a minor either for his use or 
for the use of his parent or any other person. 

Section 6 amends Section 6 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws and is pre- 
liminary to the addition of a new section to said Chapter 140, namely, Sec- 
tion 6A. 



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Section 7 adds a new Section, 6A, to said Chapter 140 and provides that an 
applicant for a restaurant with alcoholic beverages license for premises not 
equipped, may file with the local licensing authority and with the A. B.C. 
Commission a plan of his proposed restaurant showing the layout and char- 
acter of fixtures and other equipment and an itemized estimate of the cost of 
the same and may then be granted common victualer and acoholic beverages 
licenses upon the condition that neither of these licenses shall issue until the 
completion of the premises according to the plans and estimates submitted, the 
local licensing authority to decide if and when the premises are so completed. 

License Fees 

The Board fixed the same license fees for 1938 as for 1937, except that it 
increased the drug license fee from $200 to $300, making it the same as when 
first fixed by the Board. 

No new types of licenses were established for 1938. 

The alcoholic beverages license fees fixed by the Board for the year 1938 
are as follows: 



Package Store Licenses: 

All Alcoholic $1,200 

Malt and Wine 600 

Malt only 300 

Innholders : 

All Alcoholic 2,000 

Malt and Wine 750 

Malt only 400 

Common Victualers, 7 Days: 

All Alcoholic 1,200 

Malt and Wine 500 

Malt only 400 

Common Victualers, 6 Days (Close at 1 A.M.) : 

All Alcoholic 1,100 

Malt and Wine 450 

Malt only 375 

Common Victualers, 6 Days (Close at Midnight) : 

All Alcoholic 1,000 

Malt and Wine 400 

Malt only 325 

Clubs : 

All Alcoholic 600 

Malt and Wine 400 

Malt only 300 

Taverns : 

All Alcoholic 750 

Malt and Wine 300 

Malt only 200 

Druggist : 300 



Note. — No change was made in miscellaneous license fee. 

The Board has drafted and distributed to licensees during the year several 
circulars calling attention to various matters required by Jaw, by the condi- 
tions of a license, the regulations* of the board, and the rules of the Alcoholic 
Beverages Control Commission, but has made only one new regulation. 

The Police, by law, investigate and report on all kinds of licenses and on 
the conduct of licensees and conditions on licenses. They also, by request of 
the Board, usually approve or disapprove the various applications and petitions 
with their reasons for so doing. The Board is not obliged to follow the opin- 
ion of the Police, but, often does so, and always finds their opinion helpful. 



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All licenses contain a condition to the effect that licensed premises are 
subject to inspection by the Police, but a question arose as to the rights of the 
Police, if the licensee hindered or delayed them in obtaining admission, and, 
to make the matter clear, the Board, on March 6, 1937, adopted the following 
regulation : 

"No licensee, under Chapter 138 of the General Laws as amended, shall 
directly or through any agent, employee, or other person, hinder or delay the 
Licensing Authorities or their agents, including the members of the Boston 
Police Department, entrance to the licensed premises or suffer or permit such 
hindrance or delay." 

In July, the Board sent to all licensees a printed circular giving in detail 
the days on which and the hours within which alcoholic beverages may be 
sold under all types of licenses. 

In August, it prepared and distributed a revised circular, stating the vari- 
ous votes to be taken and the various papers to be filed with the Board by a 
corporation desiring an alcoholic beverages license of any kind, together with 
forms for the most important votes. 

By law, Section 29 of said Chapter 138, a druggist holding a Certificate of 
Fitness from the Board of Pharmacy may, without any kind of a license and 
without a physician's prescription, sell alcohol to any person at any hour and 
on all week days except legal holidays and during polling hours, but cannot 
sell alcoholic beverages except on prescription. 

Under Section 30A of said Chapter 138, a druggist holding a Certificate 
of Fitness may be granted a license by the local licensing authorities to sell 
alcoholic beverages for medicinal, mechanical, or chemical purposes on the 
certificate of the purchaser as to the purpose for which he wants them, and 
sales to be limited to the same hours as regular package stores, and no such 
sales to be made on Sundays, legal holidays, or during polling hours. 

The Board has long been of the opinion that the use of alcohol as a beverage 
was responsible for much extreme alcoholism and that restriction on its sale 
would be helpful. 

Consequently, in 1934, it requested drug licensees to require of a purchaser 
of alcohol the certificate required by law of the purchasers of alcoholic bever- 
ages, and, believing that it has a right so to do, made this request a condition 
of drug licenses for 1935. 

In 1935, Section 26 of Chapter 440, the Legislature made the hours of sale 
of alcoholic beverages on certificate by licensed druggists the same as the 
hours of sale by package store licensees, and, beginning with 1936, the drug 
licenses granted by the Board contain conditions that the licensee shall not sell 
alcohol for beverage purposes, or outside the hours fixed by law for the sale 
of alcoholic beverages and that the same certificate shall be required as for 
the sale of alcoholic beverages. 

Note. — In 1936, the Legislature extended the closing hours for 
package stores to 11.30 the night before a holiday, and, in 1937, ex- 
tended their hours to 11.00 P.M. on those holidays when sales are 
permitted. The hours of druggists holding an alcoholic beverages li- 
cense were not so extended. 
The majority of drug licensees have apparently obeyed these conditions, 
but some have not . . . and have, on satisfactory evidence presented, been 
disciplined. 

One such case in 1937 appealed to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Com- 
mission on the ground that local licensing authorities have no right to impose 
conditions concerning the sale of alcohol on a drug license. Whereupon, the 
Commission obtained from the Attorney General an opinion which was to 
the effect that local licensing authorities have no authority to impose in a 
drug alcoholic beverage license conditions limiting the sale of alcohol. 

If, as the Board believes, the sale of alcohol by druggists as now permitted 
by law is a menace to the health and well-being of the community, it would 
seem that further legislation is desirable. 



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Entertainment on Licensed Premises 

By Section 183A of Chapter 140 of the General Laws, "an eating or drink- 
ing establishment ... at which food or drink or other refreshment is sold 
for cash" is forbidden to have any form of entertainment without a license 
from the local licensing authorities which license is limited to week days only. 
This statute apparently applies to all hotels and restaurants and to some clubs. 

For several years, Sunday entertainment licenses have been granted in 
Boston by the Mayor's Office to certain hotels and restaurants under the 
authority of Sections 3 and 4 of Chapter 136 of the General Laws. This has 
worked out satisfactorily to the Board, but whether said Sections 3 and 4 of 
Chapter 136 apply to hotels and restaurants has been questioned, and, within 
the past year, various hotels and restaurant licensees have been advised that 
there was no law requiring a license from any authority for entertainment 
in their licensed premises on Sunday and proceeded to have Sunday enter- 
tainment without any license. 

The Board is of the opinion that in view of Section 183A of Chapter 140, 
the Legislature could not have intended that hotels and restaurants could have 
entertainment on Sunday without any license from any authority, and in 
November, the Board sent to all hotel and restaurant and some club licensees 
a circular requesting them to refrain from having any entertainment on Sun- 
day except as they might be licensed by the Mayor's Office. In view of sub- 
stantial difference of opinion as to the law, additional legislation would seem 
desirable to make clear the intent of the Legislature. 

On November 30, a special primary to nominate a Congressman for the 
Eleventh Congressional District, which District includes a part of Boston, 
was held; and on December 14 the election. The law forbids the sale of alco- 
holic beverages during polling hours on State or Municipal Primary and Elec- 
tion Days, unless the local licensing authorities otherwise order, but no spe- 
cific provision is made concerning a primary or election involving only a por- 
tion of a city or town, and, in this case, the claim was also made that the 
polling hour law did not apply to a Congressional election. 

At the request of the Board, the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission 
requested of and received from the Attorney General an opinion which was 
to the effect that the law with reference to the sale of alcoholic beverages dur- 
ing polling hours applies to a Congressional primary and election, special or 
otherwise, to a primary and election in a portion of a city or town and that 
in the event of a primary or election involving only a portion of a city or 
town, no alcoholic beverages can be sold in any part of the city or town unless 
the licensing authorities issue an order to the contrary and that such an order, 
if issued, must apply to the entire city or town. 

In view of this opinion, the Board felt that it was hardly warranted in allow- 
ing the law to apply to the whole city, and accordingly issued an order that 
the statute should not apply to the primary to be held November 30. 

After the primary, the Board requested of the Police Commissioner a report, 
from the Commanding Officers of the Divisions in which the primary was held 
. . . whether in their opinion the sale of alcoholic beverages during polling hours 
in their districts resulted in undesirable conditions. Reports in the negative 
were received and the Board issued an order that the statute should not apply 
to the special election on December 14. 

The Police, by law, investigate and report on applications for all kinds of 
licenses, and on the conduct of licensees and conditions on licensed premises. 
The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission also gives valuable information 
and co-operation. 

Complaints are received by the Board from the Police, and from individuals 
and organizations against all types of licensees and from the inspectors of the 
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission against liquor licensees, and the 
Board is ready to receive information at any time from any source of the 



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illegal or improper conduct of any licensee or as to the desirability of grant- 
ing or refusing any license. 

The Board also from time to time requests of and receives from the Police 
special reports of conditions on licensed premises, the food business done by 
restaurants, the desirability of changes in the types of license held. Many in- 
spections are also made by its own inspector. 

The law fixes the outside hours within which alcoholic beverages may be sold 
under the various types of license, but the Board fixes more restrictive hours 
for a substantial number of restaurants and clubs. 

The Board is of the opinion that there are enough and perhaps too many 
alcoholic beverages licenses in Boston and that the hours of sale permitted by 
law are liberal enough. 

The Board favors the quotas for alcoholic beverages licenses now established 
for Boston. 

Except as to whether a restaurant license shall be granted for all days in 
the week or for six days only and the kind and character of entertainment li- 
censes, an applicant for ... or the holder of . . . any kind of an alcoholic 
beverages license has a right of appeal to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Com- 
mission on all matters connected with the issuing of or changing the type of 
license and in matters of discipline. 

Citizens also have a right of appeal to the Commission against the approval 
of a license granted by the Board. 

In deciding appeals on their merits, the terms used by the Commission are 
"appeal sustained" and "appeal denied." 

A decision "appeal sustained" means that the Board is overruled and if the 
appeal was from the refusal of the Board to grant a license, the Commission 
orders the Board to grant the license, or it may order a license revoked or 
suspended by the Board to be restored to the licensee. 

A decision "appeal denied" means that the action of the Board is upheld 
by the Commission and the party that appealed gains nothing by his appeal. 

During the fiscal year, there were 105 application appeals by licensees to the 
Commission from the action of the Board ; 17 of these appeals were withdrawn 
and 10 dismissed for technical reasons. 

Of these 78 appeals heard and sustained or denied, the Commission sustained 
21 and denied 57. 

The various applications rejected by the Board and appealed to the Com- 
mission were as follows: 

Applications Sustained Denied 



29 all alcoholic restaurant 6 23 

2 malt restaurant 2 

26 all alcoholic tavern 8 18 

1 malt tavern 1 

1 all alcoholic package store 1 

3 malt and wine package store 1 2 

3 malt package store 1 2 

7 all alcoholic druggist 1 6 

5 all alcoholic club 3 2 

1 all alcoholic innholder 1 



Of the foregoing appeals: — 

Nine applicants for all alcoholic restaurants were granted malt and wine 
licenses by the Board, and on appeal 3 were sustained and 6 denied. 

Twelve applicants for all alcoholic restaurants were granted malt licenses 
by the Board and on appeal 2 were sustained and 10 denied. 

Three applicants for all alcoholic restaurants were granted all alcoholic 
tavern licenses, and on appeal all were denied. 

Two applicants for all alcoholic taverns were granted malt tavern licenses, 
and on appeal 1 was sustained and 1 denied. 



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One applicant for an all alcoholic club license was granted a malt club 
license by the Board, and on appeal was denied. 

There were ten disciplinary appeals and of these 2 were sustained, 4 were 
denied and 4 withdrawn. 

Of the two sustained: — 

One was an all alcoholic club license revoked by the Board and on appeal, 
ordered restored, and 

One all alcoholic druggist license was suspended by the Board for the sale 
of alcohol outside of the hours permitted by the license, and, on appeal, the 
appeal was sustained after the opinion by the Attorney General hereinbefore 
referred to. 

There were nine appeals by citizens on licenses and transfer of licenses 
granted by the Board. In three of these cases, the action of the Board was 
upheld and in six overruled. 

Two alcoholic package transfer of licenses were denied. 

One malt package license was denied. 

One all alcoholic restaurant was sustained. 

One all alcoholic restaurant for use of second floor was sustained. 

One all alcoholic restaurant transfer was sustained. 

One all alcoholic tavern was sustained. 

One all alcoholic package was sustained. 

One all alcoholic package transfer was sustained. 

Two malt restaurant licenses granted by the Board were disapproved by the 
Commission. 

As the report shows, many hearings have been held in connection with alco- 
holic beverages licenses, but a large proportion of these hearings have been 
with reference to the granting of a license or the type of license to be granted, 
transfers to new locations, changes from one type of license to another, 
changes of hours, and the granting and changing of entertainment permits, 
but, the number of complaints of violations of law, of the conditions of the 
license, or of the rules of the Board, is, in the opinion of the Board, not large 
in proportion to the number of licenses. 

The number of complaints with reference to miscellaneous licenses, which 
term includes all licenses except those connected with the sale of alcoholic 
beverages, runs along about the same year after year, and is substantial but 
not large in proportion to the number of licenses. There are practically no 
complaints of the sale of alcoholic beverages or alcohol by licensees holding this 
type of license. Quite a number of complaints against some of these licensees 
are caused by the presence of slot machines and other possible gambling devices, 
and the writing of "numbers" on licensed premises. 

The Board sends with each new Sunday fruit, soft drink, and common 
victualer license a circular warning the licensees against any form of gambling, 
or having on licensed premises any slot machine or devise except straight 
merchandise vending machines, but new devices are coming out frequently and 
the representatives of these devices are reported to assure licensees that their 
particular devices are proper, and some licensees are undoubtedly deceived 
thereby. 

The Board co-operates with the Building Department, the Health Depart- 
ment, the Park Department, the School Department and the Licensing Depart- 
ment of the City, and its relations with these Departments, the Police Depart- 
ment and the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission are harmonious. 

It desires to exoress its appreciation of the faithful service of its secretary 
and employees, with regret that the service has required much overtime work 
on the part of some. 

Respectfullv submitted, _^ ^ _ _ 

1 D. T. Montague, 

Edwin D. Gallagher, 

Mary E. Driscoll, 

Licensing Board for the City of Boston. 



Public Document 



No. 74 



&f)e Commontoealtf) of JHasfsiacljufiEtts 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 3 
1938 




Publication of this Documlnt Approved pv the Commission on Administration and Finance 
*0n. 7*39. Order 7861. - ' ' • 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON 

December 1, 1938 

To His Excellency the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 

Sir: — The Licensing Board for the City of Boston was created by the 
provisions of Chapter 291 of the Acts of 1906, and, as required by the same 
Act, the Board presents its Annual Report for the year ending November 
30, 1938. 

The tenure of office of David T. Montague, as Chairman of the Board, 
expired on June 20, 1938. He had been a long and valued member of the 
Board and acted as its Chairman for fourteen years. 

Mr. Edward M. Richardson was appointed bv Governor Hurlev a member 
of the Board on June 9, 1938, and qualified on June 20, 1938. On June 20, 
1938, Mary E. Driscoll was designated Chairman of the Board. 

The personnel of the Board is at the present time: Mary E. Driscoll, 
Chairman; Edwin D. Gallagher and Edward M. Richardson, Commissioners; 
Louis Epple, Secretary, and a staff of twelve clerks, stenographers, and 
bookkeeper. 

The office of the Board is located at No. 1 Beacon Street, Boston, Eighth 
Floor, where all the business of the Board is transacted and where public 
hearings are held. 

The Board has had co-operation from clergymen of all denominations, who 
have most generously given of their time in attending hearings on questions 
of liquor licenses in which they were interested; also, from various commu- 
nity organizations and individuals who have, all during the license year, shown 
an interest and have attended many hearings in which they registered their 
objections to certain locations and types of liquor licenses. 

The various organizations of liquor dealers have been most co-operative and 
there have been conferences with these groups to the end of a better super- 
vised sale of alcoholic beverages. 

Courtesy and co-operation have continued to be extended to the Board 
by the office of His Honor, the Maj^or. This co-operation has been had with 
many other Departments, especially the Building Department and the Pub- 
lic Health Department, upon whom the Board must depend for assurance 
that building equipment, fire egresses, and public health standards are main- 
tained before licenses for lodging houses and common victualers are granted. 

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has been co-operative and 
helpful during the year. Many technical questions have arisen on which 
valuable assistance has been given to the Board. 

The Police, when requested by the Board, investigate and report on ap- 
plications for all kinds of licenses. Complaints for violations of the laws 
and conditions on licenses premises are reported to the Board by the Police. 
The Board itself receives many individuals complaints, anonymous letters 
and telephone calls which it, in turn, refers to the Police Department for 
investigation and report. 

Of all the types of licenses, the alcoholic beverages licenses present the 
greatest problem and require the most time of the Board. The Board, 
however, is concerned with all types of its licenses and hearings are held from 
time to time for violations and conditions of lodging houses, intelligence 
offices, billiard and pool rooms, soft drinks, firearms, and Lord's Day licenses. 

The Board is perplexed and troubled m regard to the alcoholic beverage 



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restaurant licenses. Some restaurants are, obviously, restaurants — where 
the question of the service of food, to justify the common victualer license, 
need not be raised. 

Some of our licensed restaurants, in appearance, suggest taverns, yet a 
generous amount of food is known to be served in these places. Others, 
however, are not fully satisfactory to the Board with regard to the amount 
of food served, and work is now under way on this problem. 

The tavern license has presented little, if any, trouble before the Board. 
This can be explained somewhat by the law under which the taverns operate 
— no woman patrons — closing hour at 11 o'clock at night — no Sunday 
or entertainment problem because of the Board's limitation as to the type 
of entertainment, radio and electric phonograph only. 

The difficult}' the Board formerly had with the so-called night clubs has 
practically disappeared, and the clubs, at this time, do not present any 
problem to the Board. 

The conduct of the licensed innholders has been most satisfactory. 



Druggists 

There have been, in the past, persistent rumors concerning the inclination 
of some druggist licensees to be careless in the observance of the law relative 
to the time limitations for the sale of alcoholic beverages. 

In fairness to the druggist licensees, let it be said here that the rumors 
have far outdistanced the truth in their progress, as is usually the case. 

The reason for them seems to be that the opportunity for such careless- 
ness is far greater than in the package store, where the law requires an 
11 o'clock closing hour. 

This situation prompted the Board to require the druggist licensees to 
answer a questionnaire submitted to them. The object of this was to deter- 
mine how much liquor business the druggists were doing in relation to their 
other business. 

An examination of 165 of the questionnaires returned reveals, on the whole, 
that their liquor business is not the bulk of the business done. 

It is interesting to note that a large portion of the business of some drug- 
gists, consists of the service of food, for which privilege they hold a com- 
mon victualer license. 

Picnic Groves 

Five licenses have been issued for picnic groves this past year. The fee for 
this license has been $5. The Board has voted to raise this fee to $25 for 
the license year of 1939. These groves are sublet, by these licensees, to 
various organizations for their annual picnics and outings; they represent 
various racial and religious groups. The Board issues to some of these 
groups special licenses to serve beer, under Section 14 of Chapter 376. A 
fee is charged by the Board proportionate to the number attending such 
affair. Fifty such licenses were issued during the year 1938. 

To enforce the law in regard to the age of patrons to whom beer is served, 
has caused both the licensee and the Board some concern, because of the 
obvious youth of many of the patrons. 

It is thought it might be wise to issue seasonable licenses to applicants 
for picnic grove licenses and thereby place the responsibility of the observance 
of the law and regulations in their hands, rather than the various individuals to 
whom they sublet. This would discontinue the issuance of special licenses to 
various organizations. 

The following special licenses were granted to 

Harvard College ... 2 Malt Beverages 

Baseball Parks ... 2 Malt Beverages 

Symphony .... 1 Malt and Wine Beverages 

Golf Club .... 1 Malt and Wine Beverages 



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Entertainments 

Under the statute, entertainment licenses may be issued to innholders, club, 
common victualer, tavern, and soft drinks licensees, and no fee is to be charged 
for the first four named, whether they hold an alcoholic beverage license in 
connection therewith, or not, but, in the case of soft drinks licensees ... a 
fee of not more than S5 may be charged them. These entertainment licenses 
are granted for six days only. 

The statute makes no provision for the granting of a Sunday entertainment 
license by the Board. However, under the statute relative to amusement 
licenses in the nature of sacred concerts which come within the jurisdiction 
of the Licensing Division of the Mayor's office, that Division acting on an 
opinion rendered by the Corporation Counsel issues such entertainment 
licenses on Sundays on the payment of $5 fee each Sunday . . . with an ad- 
ditional fee of $2 to the Department of Public Safety, which has to approve 
such entertainment. 

This dual responsibility over places licensed by this Board creates an unsound 
condition and one that should be rectified by giving the Licensing authorities 
issuing alcoholic beverage licenses the right to issue Sunday licenses as well as 
six-day licenses. The Licensing authorities are charged with the conduct of 
its licensed places. The need of constant supervision to the end that the 
entertainment provided should be wholesome, is obvious. Where abuses have 
crept in, the Board has sent for the licensees and has dealt with them severely. 

The following number and types of entertainment furnished show that the 
public desires some kind of social atmosphere when eating and drinking. 

Entertainment licenses issued: 

721 radio 

333 electric phonographs 

413 instrumental, from two-piece to full orchestra 
259 vocal male — female singer 
152 dancing by patrons 
61 floor shows 

The above entertainment licenses were issued to 1,092 licensees, as follows: 
699 common victualers with alcoholic beverages 
56 common victualers without alcoholic beverages 
258 taverns with tavern common victualer 
17 taverns without tavern common victualer 
radio and electric phonograph only for taverns 
37 innholders with alcoholic beverages 

1 innholder without alcoholic beverages 
22 clubs with alcoholic beverages 

2 soft drinks licensees 

Firearms, Etc. 

In accordance with Chapter 140 of the General Laws, Sections 122-131b 
inclusive, as amended, the Board has issued licenses to sell rent or lease fire- 
arms to 12 reputable concerns: 



P. Amaru & Co., Inc. ..... 339 Hanover st. . . . Boston 

Bowdoin Loan Co. (Moses Bahn) ... 11 Green st. . . . . . Boston 

Frederick H. Doell 186 Washington st. ... Boston 

J. B. Hunter Co 60 Summer st Boston 

Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Co. . . . 155 Washington st. ... Boston 

Jordan Marsh Co 432 Washington st. ... Boston 

Kirkwood Bros., Inc. 23 Elm st Boston 

Lake Erie Sales Co. ..... 93 Massachusetts ave. . . . Boston 

Raymonds, Inc. 16 Franklin st Boston 

John M. Shaughnessy 89 Federal st Boston 

Joseph Sonnabend (Mutual Loan Office) . . 2136 Washington st. ... Roxbury 

Tosi Music & Sporting Goods Co, Inc. . . 263 Hanover st Boston 



The Bowdoin Loan Co., 11 Green Street, Boston, and Joseph Sonnabend 
(Mutual Loan Office) were also licensed by the Police Commissioner as pawn 
shops. 



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The following represents the reports made to this office in accordance with 
the law. 

The sale of Revolvers 408 

The sale of Rifles and Shotguns 2,271 

It is obvious that a great many of these firearms are used by hunters and 
sportsmen. 

Intelligence Offices 

The system in our intelligence offices has somewhat changed and the Board 
contemplates going thoroughly into these new developments to be reassured 
that, in the granting of such licenses the statute is strictly observed. 

Mary E. Driscoll 
Edwin D. Gallagher 
Edw. M. Richardson 

Licensing Board 

APPENDIX 
Financial 

Receipts and Disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1938: 



Alcoholic Beverages $1,423,776.85 

Miscellaneous Licenses ... 42,622.00 

Miscellaneous Receipts 23.30 



$1,466,422.15 

Expenses of the Board, salaries, light, rent, etc. . . 49,121.68 



Excess receipts over expenditures $1,417,300.47 

Licenses Granted by the Board 

Alcoholic beverages 1,793 

Retail druggists 222 

Innholder> and common victualers 2,625 

Club victualers 7 

Entertainment as required by Chap. 299, Act of 1926 . . 1,092 

Lodging houses 2,975 

Sundav sale of ice cream, confectionerv, soda water, or fruit . . 2,082 

Soft drinks 1,951 

Billiard tables, pool tables, and bowling alleys .... 223 

Intelligence offices 116 

Sale of firearms 13 

Picnic groves 5 



13.104 

Total number of applications acted upon during the year: 

Granted 13,104. Rejected 448. Total 13,552. 

Formal Hearings, Alcoholic Beverages Applications and Licenses . 739 
Formal Hearings, Miscellaneous Licenses 484 



Total Hearings 1,223 



Chapter 138 of the General Laws, as amended, governs the issuing of 
alcoholic beverages licenses. 

Section 12 of Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of licenses for alcoholic 
beverages to be drunk on the premises. This includes innholders, restaurants, 



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taverns, and clubs, and the number of all alcoholic licenses issued under this 
Section is limited to 850. 

By Section 17, Chapter 424, Acts of 1937, Section 12 and 15 of Chapter 
138 were amended so that the limitation of malt and malt and wine licenses 
that may be issued is now 320. 

Section 15 of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of all licenses for 
alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises except licenses issued to 
druggists. This means package stores and the number of all alcoholic licenses 
that may be issued under this Section was, at the beginning of the fiscal year, 
303, and, by statute taking effect February 5. 1937, 305; November 30, 1937, 
304 were in operation. 

Section 30A of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of licenses to drug- 
gists for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises and 
subject to certain restrictions not applicable to regular package stores. 

There is no limitation on the number of licenses that may be issued under 
this Section. 

Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings 



Kind of License 



Number of 

Licenses 



Action Taken 



Innholders 

Innholders 

Innholders 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Common Yictualers 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Retail Bottle Stores 
Bottle Stores 
Bottle Stores 



Retai 
Retail 



Retail Bottle Stores 
Retail Bottle Stores 
Retail Bottle Stores 
Retail Bottle Stores 
Retail Bottle Stores 
Retail Bottle Stores 
Retail Bottle Stores 
Retail Bottle Stores 
Retail Bottle Stores 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 
Clubs 



14 
42 
6 
3 
2 
4 
1 

103 
1 
3 

34 

13 
1 
2 
2 
6 
1 
2 
5 

24 
1 
1 
1 
4 
1 
1 
1 
3 

14 
2 
4 
1 
2 



Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 
Miscellaneous, no action necessary 
Revoked but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Suspended 1 day- 
Suspended 2 days 
Suspended 3 days 
Suspended 5 days 
Suspended 1 week 
Suspended 17 days 
Suspended 2 months 
Suspended indefinitely 
Restrictions imposed 
Miscellaneous, no action necessary 
License changed 
Transfer granted 
Transfer rejected 
Withdrawn 
Cancelled 

Restrictions removed 
No change 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 

Granted after hearing 

Rejected after hearing 

Suspended 1 week 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

Transfers granted 

Transfer rejected 

Withdrawn 

Changed to corporation 

No change 

Revoked 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 

Granted after hearing 

Rejected after hearing 

Suspended 1 week 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

Transfers granted 

Transfers rejected 

No change 

Changed to corporation 
Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Suspended 3 days 
Suspended 1 week 
Restrictions imposed 



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Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings (Continued) 



Kind of License 



Number of 

Licenses 



Action Taken 



Clubs 

Clubs . 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 

Druggists without liquor 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggist 



without 
without 
without liquor 
without liquor 



liquor 
liquor 



Special Malt Beverages 



4 
3 
2 
1 
2 
9 
2 
1 
4 
1 
1 
2 

739 



License changed 
No change 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 

Granted after hearing 

Suspended 1 week 

Suspended indefinitely 

Restriction imposed 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

License changed 

Transfer granted 

Transfer rejected 

Changed to corporation 

Cancelled 

No change 

Revoked 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 

Placed on file, warned 

Granted after hearing 

Rejected after hearing 

Suspended 3 days 

Suspended 1 week 

Suspended 3 weeks 

Suspended 1 month 

Suspended indefinitely 

Suspended balance of license year 

Transfer granted 

No change 

Revoked 

Dismissed 

Suspended 1 week 

Suspended indefinitely 

No change 

Granted after hearing 



Miscellaneous Hearings 



Innholders 
Innholders 



Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Lodging 
Lodging 
Lodging 
Lodging 
Lodging 
Lodging 
Lodging 
Lodging 
Lodging 
Lodging 
Lodging 



Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualed 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Victualers 
Houses 
Houses 
Houses 
Houses 
Houses 
Houses 
Houses 
Houses 
Houses 
Houses 
Houses 
Intelligence Offices 
Intelligence Offices 
Intelligence Offices 
Intelligence Offices 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 
Fruit, etc. 



2 Dismissed 

2 Placed on file, warned 

2 Revoked 

3 Revoked, but sentence suspended 
9 Dismissed 

101 Placed on file, warned 

26 Granted after hearing 

5 Rejected after hearing 

1 Suspended 2 days 

2 Suspended 1 week 

1 Suspended 2 weeks 

5 Suspended indefinitely 

2 Restrictions imposed 

8 Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

5 Transfer granted 

2 Transfer rejected 

4 License changed 

3 Cancelled 
30 No change 

4 Changed to corporation 

1 Restriction removed 

5 Revoked 

4 Revoked, but sentence suspended 

42 Dismissed 

7 Placed on file, warned 

12 Granted after hearing 

3 Rejected after hearing 

2 Suspended indefinitely 
1 Restrictions imposed 

1 Transfer granted 

1 No change 

3 Restrictions removed 

1 Placed on file, warned 

2 Granted after hearing 
1 Rejected after hearing 

1 Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

4 Revoked 

7 Revoked, but sentence suspended 

4 Dismissed 

21 Placed on file, warned 



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Miscellaneous Hearings (Continued) 
Number of 

Kind of License Licenses Action Taken 



Fruit, etc. 33 Granted after hearing 

Fruit, etc. ...... 2 Rejected after hearing 

Fruit, etc. . . . . . l Suspended 2 days 

Fruit, etc. 2 Suspended 1 week 

Fruit, etc. 3 Suspended 2 weeks 

Fruit, etc. . . ... . . 2 Suspended 3 weeks 

Fruit, etc. 1 Suspended indefinitely 

Fruit, etc. 2 Transfers granted 

Fruit, etc. 1 Cancelled 

Fruit, etc. 2 No change 

Soft Drinks 2 Revoked 

Soft Drinks . . . . . . 5 Revoked, but sentence suspended 

Soft Drinks ...... 4 Dismissed 

Soft Drinks 21 Placed on file, warned 

Soft Drinks ...... 25 Granted after hearing 

Soft Drinks 2 Suspended 1 week 

Soft Drinks ...... 4 Suspended 2 weeks 

Soft Drinks ...... 2 Suspended 3 weeks 

Soft Drinks 2 Suspended indefinitely 

Soft Drinks ...... 1 Transfer granted 

Soft Drinks ...... 1 Cancelled 

Billiard, pool, etc. ..... 1 Revoked 

Billiard, pool, etc 2 Dismissed 

Billiard, pool, etc 1 Placed on file, warned 

Billiard, pool, etc. ..... 13 Granted after hearing 

Billiard, pool, etc 2 Rejected after hearing 

Billiard, pool, etc. ..... 7 No change 



484 



Recapitulation 
December 1, 1937 to December 1, 1938 



Alcoholic Beverages Miscellaneous 



Revoked ...... 


4 


Revoked 


14 


Revoked, but sentence suspended 


12 


Revoked, but sentence suspended 


19 


Dismissed 


20 


Dismissed ..... 


63 


Placed on file, warned 


219 


Placed on file, warned 


154 


Granted after hearing 


102 


Granted after hearing 


111 


Rejected after hearing 


11 


Rejected after hearing 


13 


Suspended . 


58 


Suspended . 


30 


Restrictions imposed 


15 


Restrictions imposed 


3 


License changed .... 


50 


License changed .... 


4 


Transfer granted .... 


30 


Transfer granted .... 


9 


Transfer rejected .... 


8 


Transfer rejected .... 


2 


Withdrawn ..... 


4 


Cancelled . . . . . 


5 


Change to corporation 


10 


Change to corporation 


4 


Cancelled ..... 


6 


No change 


40 


No change ..... 


165 


Restrictions removed 


4 


Restrictions removed 


1 


Miscellaneous, no action necessary 


9 


Miscellaneous, no action necessary . 


24 












484 




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Table 1. Innholders (Alcoholic Beverages) 

Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Application filed 39 

Applications granted 38 

Application rejected (malt) 1 
Changed to Common Victualer 1 

Places licensed 37 

Fees collected 38 @ $2,000 . . $76,000 

The fees fixed bv the Board are as follows: 

All Alcoholic Beverages $2,000 

Malt and Wine 750 

Malt 400 



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Table 2. Common Victualers (Alcoholic Beverages) 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 



Applications filed . 
Applications granted 
AH Alcoholic 

Malt and Wine 



749 



Malt 



Places licensed .... 
All Alcoholic 
Malt and Wine 
Malt 

Cancelled : 

By the Board 
Non-payment of fee 

Rejected 

Reconsidered and granted 

Transfer- 
Granted . . ' . 

Rejected 

Reconsidered and granted 

Cancelled by the Board: 
All Alcoholic 

Malt and Wine 
Malt 

Cancelled for non-payment of fee 

All Alcoholic . 

All Alcoholic . 

All Alcoholic . 

Malt and Wine 
. Malt 

Malt 

Malt 

Reconsidered and rejected: 
All Alcoholic 
All Alcoholic 
*A11 Alcoholic 

*This is a balance on change of class 



7 day 

6 day 

7 day 

6 day 

7 day 
6 day 



384 
102 
54 
6 

150 

53 



462 
54 
191 



22 
13 



707 



35 



86 
26 

27 
15 
4 



7 day 

6 day 

7 day 
7 day 
6 dav 



10 
5 
3 
3 
1 



7 day 7 
6 day-1 amI 

6 dav-mid 1 

7 day 1 @ 
7 dav 1 @ 
6 day-1 amI @ 
6 dav-mid 1 @ 



@ $1,200 
@ 1,100 
@ 1,000 
500 
400 
375 
325 



7 day 
6 day 
6 day 



1 @ $1,200 
1 @ 1,000 
1 @ 350 



Restaurants 



Changed from Chan Q e °f Class 

All Ale. Innholder to All Ale. 7 day Restaurant 
All Ale. Tavern to All Ale. Restaurant . 
Malt Tavern to Malt 6 day Mid. Ale. Restaurant 
All Ale. 6 day-1 A.M. to All Ale. 7 day Restaurant 
All Ale. 6 day-mid. to All Ale. 7 day Restaurant 
All Ale. 6 day-mid. to All Ale. 6 day Restaurant 1 A.M 
Malt and Wine 7 day to All Ale. 7 day Restaurant 
Malt and Wine 6 day-1 A.M. to Malt and Wine 7 day Restaurant 
Malt and Wine 6 day-mid. to Malt and Wine 7 day Restaurant 
Malt 7 day to All Ale. 7 day Restaurant 
Malt 6 day-1 A.M. to Malt 7 day Restaurant 
Malt 6 day-mid. to Malt 7 day Restaurant 
Malt 6 day-mid to Malt 6 day-1 A.M. Restaurant 



835 



8,400 
1,100 
1,000 
500 
400 
375 
325 

1,200 
1,000 

350 



$14,650 



1 

18 
3 
8 
2 
2 
2 
4 
7 
3 
2 
5 
1 



]() 



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Fees payable 

All Alcoholic— 7 days 365 @ $1,200 $438,000. 

All Alcoholic— 6 davs— 1 A.M 28 @ 1,100 30,800. 

All Alcoholic— 6 davs— midnight ... 64 @ 1,000 64,000. 

Malt & Wine— 7 days 51 @ 500 25,500. 

Malt & Wine— 6 davs— 1 A.M 9 @ 450 4,050. 

Malt— 7 days 147 @ 400 58,800. 

Malt— 6 days— 1 A.M 9 @ 375 3,375. 

Malt— 6 days— midnight 42 @ 325 13,650. 

Changes from Taverns 

All Alcoholic— 6 davs— 1 A.M 3 @ 350 1,050. 

All Alcoholic— 6 days— midnight .... 6 @ 250 1,500. 

Malt— 7 days ....... 2 @ 200 400. 

Malt— 6 days— midnight 3 @ 125 375. 

Balance from 1937 on change from 

Malt & Wine— 7 days to All— 6 days midnight . 1 @ 500 500. 



Net Fees Collected $642,000. 

The fees fixed by the Board are as follows: 

All Alcoholic— 7 days $1,200. 

All Alcoholic— 6 days— 1 A.M . . 1,100. 

All Alcoholic— 6 days— midnight . 1,000. 

Malt & Wine— 7 days 500. 

Malt & Wine— 6-days— 1 A.M 450. 

Malt & Wine— 6 days— midnight 400. 

Malt— 7 davs 400. 

Malt— 6 days— 1 A.M. 375. 

Malt— 6 days— midnight 325. 

Table 3. Taverns 
Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws 

Applications filed 362 

Applications granted 332 

All Alcoholic . . 316 

Malt & Wine 2 

Malt 14 

Changed from common victualer 8 

Places licensed 327 

All Alcoholic .312 

Malt & Wine 2 

Malt .13 

Cancelled 5 

By the Board . 2 

Non-payment of fee ...... 3 

Rejected 30 

Reconsidered and granted . 18 

Changed to common victualer ... . 18 

Transfers: 

Granted .......... 12 

Rejected . 3 
Reconsidered and granted 1 

Change of Class 

Tavern All Alcoholic to Common Victualer All Alcoholic .... 14 

Tavern Malt to Common Victualer Malt & Wine 2 

Tavern Malt to Common Victualer Malt 2 

Changed from Common Victualer with no fee 4 



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11 



Fees payable: 

All Alcoholic 311 @ S750. $233,250. 

All Alcoholic 1 @ 375. 375. 

Malt & Wine 2 @ 300. 600. 

Malt 14 @ 200. 2,800. 



$237,025. 

Cancelled for non-payment: 



All Alcoholic .... 


_ vt*-' * OK) . 


±,<JUU. 




1 (n) OHO 


zuu. 


Changed to Common Yietualer 






All before payment Tavern 






Fee ...... 


1 @ 750. 


750. 


Unpaid All Alcoholic 


4 @ 750. 


3,000. 


Gross Receipts 


$237,025. 




Deductions . 


5,450. 




Net Fees Collected . 




$231,575. 


The fees fixed by the Board were as 


follows : 




All Alcoholic 


$750. 




Malt and Wine 


300. 




Malt .... 


200. 




Table 4. Clubs 


(Alcoholic Beverages) 




Section 12, Chapter 138. General Laws 




Applications filed .... 




oo 


Places operating November 30. 1938 




50 


*Applications granted . 




FA 

5U 


All Alcoholic .... 


. 46 




Malt & wine .... 


2 




Malt 


2 




Rejected 




3 


Fees Collected: 






All Alcoholic (Special) 


1 @ $1,200 $1,200 




All Alcoholic . 


. 45 @ 600 27,000 




Malt & Wine 


2 @ 400 SOO 




Malt . 


2 @ 300 600 




Net fees collected . 




-S29,600 


*Note: — 1 rejected application reconsidered and granted by Board — 1 rejected application ordered 


granted by A. B.C. Commission. 






Table 5. One Day Special Alcoholic License 




Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws 




Applications granted . 




. 269 


Applications rejected . 




36 


Cancelled for non-payment . 




11 


Reconsidered and granted . 




9 


Places licensed .... 




. 258 


Fees collected .... 




. $776 


The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of people 


to 



be served. 



Note: — Unpaid — 1 @ $4.00. 



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Special Alcoholic Licenses for Less than One Year 
Section 14, Chapter 138. General Laws 

Applications granted 

Places licensed 

Fees payable: 



@ $400.00 
@ 300.00 
@ 270.85 
@ 50.00 
@ 5.00 



800.00 
600.00 
270.85 
50.00 
5.00 



7 . . . $1,725.85 

Fees collected 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of days 
to be used and the number of people present at the gatherings. 

Table 6. Retail Package Goods Stores 
Section 15, Chapter 138, General Law 

Applications filed 

Places, granted and operating on November 30, 1938 
All alcoholic 
Malt and Wine . 



Malt 

Cancelled bv Board 

Malt .... 
Cancelled for Non-payment of Fee 

Malt & Wine . 

Malt .... 
Revoked 

All Alcoholic . 
Rejected 

All Alcoholic 

Malt .... 
Transfers rejected . 
Fees payable: 

All Alcoholic . 
Malt and Wine 
Malt . 



Deduction — cancelled for non-payment- 
Net Fees Collected . 



303 
5 
47 

1 

2 
1 



304 @ $1,200 $364,800 
8 @ 600 4,800 
48 @ 300 14,400 



$384,000 
$ 1,500 



Table 7. Druggists 



Applications filed . 
Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Cancelled : 

Non-payment of fee 

For the Board . 
Revoked 
Rejected . 
Transferred . 
Fees collected: 

202 @ $300 . 

1 @ 200 unpaid— 1937 



Deduction — cancelled for non-payment 4 @ $300 
Net Fees Collected 



$60,600 
200 

$60,800 
1,200 



$1,725.85 



365 
355 



$382,500 

222 
202 
192 
9 



1 

19 

2 



$59,600 



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Miscellaneous Licenses 
Table 8. Innholders 

Granted 60 

Places licensed 56 

Cancelled 1 

Surrendered 1 

Rejected 1 

Fees Collected $300 

The fee is fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 

Table 9. Common Victualers 

Granted 2,565 

Places licensed 2,367 

Cancelled 191 

Surrendered 123 

Non-payment of fee 68 

Revoked 7 

Rejected 138 

Transferred 70 

*Fees collected $12,470 

*Note: — 3 licenses 1938 unpaid. Of the licenses granted, 29 were for dining cars. 

The fee is fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 

Table 10. Club Victualers (Without Alcoholic Beverages) 

Applications granted 7 

Places licensed 7 

Rejected 1 

Fees collected $35 

The fee is fixed by statute not to exceed $5. 

Table 11. Lodging Houses 

Granted 2,975 

Places licensed 2,680 

Cancelled 224 

Surrendered 145 

Non-payment of fee 79 

Revoked 5 

Rejected . 35 

Transferred ' 46 

Withdrawn 1 

Fees collected (includes 3 unpaid licenses of 1937)* .... $5,790 

*Note: — 4 licenses of 1938 unpaid. 

The fee established by the City is $2. 

Table 12. Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water, Fruit 

Unpaid of 1937 4 

Granted 2,082 

Cancelled 166 

Cancelled for non-payment of fee 63 

Rejected* 34 

Transferred 19 

Transfers rejected 2 

Revoked 4 

Withdrawn 20 

Fees collected $10,100 

2,086 licenses @ $5 $10,430.00 

minus 67 licenses @ 5 335.00 



$10,095.00 

Forfeited fee added 5.00 



$10,100.00 



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*1 reconsidered and rejected. 1 fee forfeited to City. 

3 unpaid licenses of 1938. 

The fee is established by law at $5. 

Table 13. Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 

Unpaid of November 30, 1937 4 

Granted 1,951 

Cancelled 158 

For the Board 113 

For non-payment of fee 45 

Rejected 15 

Transfers granted 12 

Transfers rejected 1 

Revoked 3 

Withdrawn 15 

Fees $1,955 

Net fees collected* $1,909 

*Note: — 4 licenses unpaid of 1938. 1 fee forfeited to City. 1 fee paid twice. 

The fee is established by law at $1.00. 

Table 14. Billiard, Pool, and Bowling Alleys 

Applications granted 223 

Places licensed (public) 186 

Places licensed (club) 23 

Cancelled: 9 

For the Board 5 

For non-payment of fee .4 

Revoked 1 

Rejected . 17 

Additional 4 

Transferred 3 

Withdrawn 6 

Bowling 
Billiard Pool Alleys 
Of applications granted . . . . 154 742 756 @ $5 $8,260 
Of applications cancelled for non-payment 2 16 — @ 5 90 



152 726 756 $8,170 

Of applications unpaid for 1938 . — 3 — @ 5 15 

152 723 756 $8,155 

Net fees collected $S,155 

Fee established by the Board is $5 for each table or alley. 

Table 15. Intelligence Offices 

Applications granted . . . . . . . . . 116 

Places licensed . ... • 104 

Cancelled : 5 

For the Board — Class 1 1 

For non-payment of fee — Class 1 4 

Reconsidered and rejected 1 

Transferred 2 

Withdrawn . .- . 1 

Of applications granted: 



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15 



62 Class 1 @ $50 $3,100 
35 Class 2 @ 25 875 
19 Class 3 @ 2 38 



Gross fees $4,013 

Cancelled for non-payment: 



Reconsidered and rejected: 



4 Class 1 @ $50 $200 
1 Class 1 @ 50 50 



Total deductions 250 

Net fees collected $3,763 

Six licensees hold two classes of licenses. 
The fees fixed by the Board are: 

Class 1— $50 
Class 2— $25 
Class 3— $2. 

Table 16. Picnic Groves 

Applications granted 5 

Places licensed 5 

Pees collected $25 

The fee fixed bv the Board is $5. 



Table 17. Firearms 

Applications granted 
Places licensed 
Cancelled : 

Surrendered . 
Pees collected . 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 



13 
12 
1 

$65 



Table 18. Entertainment 



Licenses granted 1,092 

Innholders 37 

Common Victualers 1,014 

Clubs .22 

Taverns (no common victualer) 17 

Fruit and Soft Drinks ($5 each) 2 

Places in operation 1,050 

Cancelled 40 

Innholders . . . . . . • . . .2 

Common Victualers 37 

Fruit and Soft Drinks 1 

Rejected 28 

Common Victualers 26 

Clubs 1 . . 1 

Fruit and Soft Drinks 1 

Revoked 2 

Common Victualers 2 

Transferred 39 

Common Victualers 37 

Innholder 1 

Tavern . . . . .1 

Total fees received: 

2 @ $5 $10 



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Table 19. Miscellaneous Receipts 

Sale of Firearms Books $23.30 

Table 20. Expenditures from December 1, 1937 to December 1, 1938 
Personal Service 

Commissioners, Secretary, and Permanent Employees . . $41,644.71 

Services other than Personal 

Printing and binding . . 41.83 

Transportation of persons . . 121.75 

Light 508.01 

Rental 4,548.00 

Communication 415.09 

Cleaning 6.35 

Investigation, etc 12.50 

General plant repair 112.75 

Equipment 

Office 9.00 

Tools and Instruments .90 

Library . . . . . 18.50 

Supplies 

Office - . . . 1,604.64 

Food and ice . . • 10.55 

Laundry, cleaning, etc. .... .... 25.55 

Miscellaneous supplies . . 27.70 

Electrical .... ... 13.85 



$49,121.68 



Public Document 

®f)e Commontoealtf) of Jila&sacfjusettg 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

^ LICENSING BOARD 

FOR THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30 
1939 

' *.»•••■'»♦•■•' 
»»»»■>■»••» >■* ■* ■*• 



1959^ 

No. 74 




Publication of this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
200. 4-'40. D-99254. 



M0 1 



JUN 241540 



ANNUAL REPORT 
LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON 

December 1, 1939 

To His Excellency Leverett Saltonstall Governor of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts : 

Sir: — As required by Chapter 291, Acts of 1906, the Licensing Board for 
the City of Boston presents its Annual Report for the year ending November 
30, 1939. 

Personnel of the Board 

Mary E. Driscoll, Chairman; Edwin D. Gallagher and Edward M. Richard- 
son, Commissioners; Louis Epple, Secretary, and a staff of thirteen employees. 

Legislation 

Chapter 92 of the Acts of 1939 amends the last paragraph of Section 16B 
of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, as follows: 

"The licensing authorities shall not receive more than one application for 
a license under section twelve or fifteen to be exercised on the same premises 
during the same license year, except in any case where they otherwise 
determine." 

Chapter 263 of the Acts of 1939 amends part of Section 17 in the second 
from the last paragraph, as follows: 

"The Licensing Board for the City of Boston may grant eight hundred 
and fifty licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages under section twelve; 
provided, that no further original licenses under said section shall be granted 
until the number of licenses outstanding thereunder shall have been reduced 
to less than seven hundred by cancellation or revocation or the failure of 
holders of such licenses to apply for renewals and thereafter licenses there- 
under may be granted only up to a total not exceeding seven hundred. Said 
board may grant three hundred and five licenses for the sale of all alcoholic 
beverages under section fifteen; provided, that no further original licenses 
under said section shall be granted until the number of licenses outstanding 
thereunder shall have been reduced to less than two hundred and fifty by 
cancellation or revocation or the failure of holders of such licenses to apply 
for renewals and thereafter licenses thereunder may be granted only up to 
a total not exceeding two hundred and fifty. The number of licenses for the 
sale of wines and malt beverages only, or both, in the said city shall not exceed 
three hundred and twenty." 

The provisions of Chapter 414 of the Acts of 1939, related to notices of 
applications for alcoholic beverages licenses, whether an original license or 
a transfer of such license from one location to another, to be sent to abutters, 
also to schools, churches and hospitals within a radius of 500 ft. of the 
proposed location. The applicant must also file with the Board the return 
registered receipts for notices sent to such abutters, and to any school, church 
or hospital within a radius of 500 ft. of the proposed location; also a list 
of the abutters as shown by the Assessors' most recent valuation list. A 
form for this affidavit was prepared for use of the applicants. 

Irregularities detected by the Board in the issuing of 1939 liquor licenses 
required an audit of the accounts, which resulted in many changes being made 
in the methods used in the receiving of applications and in the granting of 

licenses. 



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Votes of "the Board 

Voted: 

Jan. 27, 1939. — That the Board would sign the following named licenses: 
All kinds of alcoholic beverages 
Intelligence office 

Billiard, pool or sippio tables and bowling alleys 
Firearms 

Feb. 1, 1939. — That beginning this date no representative of the Board shall 
call at the City Collector's Office for paid bills for alcoholic beverages licenses, 
and that the system shall be changed as follows: When a bill is presented at 
the City Collector's Office for payment, the City Collector after having 
receipted the bill will cut off and retain that part of the bill marked "Receipt 
for City Collector", and return to the licensee the remainder of the bill 
marked "Applicant's Receipt" and "Receipt for the Licensing Board". The 
licensee will then take the remainder of the bill to the office of the Board, 
where a clerk of the Board will cut off and retain for the records that part 
of the bill marked "Receipt for the Licensing Board", and return to the 
licensee, together with his license, that part of the bill marked "Applicant's 
Receipt". 

Mar. 30, 1939. — To send the following notice to all holders of alcoholic 
beverages licenses: 

Good Friday is observed throughout the Christian World by special services; 
therefore, the Board requests its alcoholic beverages licensees to observe 
Good Friday, April 7, 1939, by discontinuing the sale of alcoholic beverages 
between the hours of 12 o'clock noon and 3:00 P.M. on that day. 

April 28, 1939. — That beginning this date no representative of the Board 
shall call at the City Collector's Office for paid bills for miscellaneous licenses, 
and that the system shall be changed as follows: When a bill is presented 
at the City Collector's Office for payment, the City Collector after having 
receipted the bill will cut off and retain that part of the bill marked "Receipt 
for City Collector", and return to the licensee the remainder of the bill marked 
"Applicant's Receipt" and "Receipt for the Licensing Board". The licensee 
will then take the remainder of the bill to the office of the Board, whereupon 
an employee of the Board will cut off and retain for the records that part of 
the bill marked "Receipt for the Licensing Board", and return to the licensee, 
together with his license, the part of the bill marked "Applicant's Receipt". 

May 16, 1939. — To send the following circular to all holders of package store 
licenses. 

Your attention is called to the last paragraph of Section 15 of Chapter 138 
of the General Laws: 

.Section 15. — ". . . Any sale of such beverages shall be conclusively pre- 
sumed to have been made in the store wherein the order was received from 
the customer." 

This means that sales must be made in your licensed store. Solicitation 
and orders requested elsewhere than in such store are, in the opinion of the 
Board, illegal. 

May 16, 1939. — To send the following circular to the holders of innholder, 
common victualer, tavern, and club licenses: 

"It has come to the attention of the Board that some licensees have been 
and are selling alcoholic beverages in original packages to be taken off the 
premises or delivered to certain addresses of customers or friends. 

"This is a clear violation of the law which allows you to sell only to be 
consumed upon your licensed premises. 

"You are hereby warned that the Board will take drastic action against 
any licensee who persists in this practice." 

June 2, 1939. — That the Chairman be authorized to sign all cancellations 
and revocations passed upon by the Board. 

June 16, 1939. — That, hereafter, any person desiring a special malt or a 
wines and malt beverages license must file an application for such license at 
least seven days before the date of the social affair. 

Sept. 20, 1939.— That the vote of the Board of April 11, 1934, regarding 
the sale of Nips, be amended to include the words "except light wines and 
malt beverages", the amended vote to read as follows: 

"That the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises, 
except light wines and malt beverages, in containers of less than one-half 
pint by holders of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk 
on the premises and by druggists licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for 
medicinal, mechanical, or chemical purposes, is hereby prohibited on and 



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after May 1, 1934, and that there be inserted as a condition in the permanent 
licenses to be hereafter granted the words 'no alcoholic beverages, except light 
wines and malt beverages, shall be sold in containers holding less than one- | 
half pint'." 

Work of the Board 

Intelligence Offices: 

Section 43, Chapter 140 of the General Laws, states: "The keeper of an 
intelligence office shall not receive or accept any money from a person seeking 
employment through the agency of such office unless employment of the kind 
demanded is furnished". 

There have been several hearings this year due to confusion that exists in 
regard to advisory service and employment placement, resulting in greater 
emphasis being placed upon the statute, the meaning of which is very clear. 

Because of the close alliance and relationship between the intelligence office 
business and the business of the so-called advisory service or vocational coun- 
sel, the Board has ruled that no advisory service organization or no voca- 
tional counsel organization, holding an intelligence office license, shall receive 
or accept any money for such service unless and until employment is furnished 
to their clients. 

Billiard, Pool, Etc.: 

Billiard, pool, and sippio tables and bowling alleys licenses are granted 
under Section 177, Chapter 140 of the General Laws, and are "to be used 
for amusement merely and not for the purpose of gaming for money or for 
property". The use of bowling alleys by men and women is greatly increas- 
ing in popularity, but this type of license does not present to the Board the 
problem concerning minors, that does exist on premises licensed for pool 
tables. Section 179 states that the keeper of a billiard, pool or sippio room 
or table, or bowling alley, who admits a minor thereto without the written 
consent of his parent or guardian, shall forfeit ten dollars for the first and 
twenty dollars for each subsequent offence. In many cases, however, such 
notes are unreliable. 

Fruit, etc. and Soft Drinks Licenses: 

These licenses are placed in many of the small neighborhood stores selling 
groceries and such merchandise as is suitable for the demands of the resi- 
dents in that district. 

The Board received complaints that the licensees of these stores were selling 
Bay Rum in small bottles which was being consumed on and near the premises, 
and that many of these sales were made on Sunday morning before the legal 
opening hour for the serving of alcoholic beverages in hotels and restaurants at 
1 o'clock. This resulted in the issuance of a circular by the Board express- 
ing its disapproval of the sale of this article in this type of store and request- 
ing the licensees to discontinue the practice with the warning that failure 
to do so would be the basis for action on the part of the Board. 

Lodging House Licenses: 

The licensees of many lodging houses frequently come before the Board on 
reports from the Police of arrests of persons from their premises on charges 
of immorality. In most of these cases, it is obvious to the Board that the 
licensees have endeavored to conduct their licensed premises in compliance 
with the law. 

Druggists : 

It is obvious that the type of business being done in the drug stores is 
changing. We find not only prescription and medicinal supplies business, but 
a substantial food business and many types of merchandise for which there 
seems to be a demand. 

The Board has been pleased to note that a great many of the drug stores 
holding this type of liquor license, are stores that close about midnight; it 
would seem that there is less trouble with licensees holding druggist liquor 
licenses who bring their hour of closing nearer to that of the package store 
which is controlled by statute and must close at 11 P.M. Druggists may sell 
alcoholic beverages, on physician's prescription, after 11 P.M. 

Entertainment : 

The Board is aware that there is a public demand for entertainment in 
some of our restaurants selling alcoholic beverages. Many of these places, 



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5 



referred to as "Night Spots", provide their patrons with a floor show and 
social dancing privileges. Generally, these floor shows and the entertain- 
ment program are consistent with decency. From time to time, however, 
the Board finds that there is entertainment which is vulgar and sometimes 
indecent. 

The week-day entertainment licenses, granted by the Board under Section 
183A, Chapter 140 of the General Laws, as amended, are carefully observed 
as to the type of advertising used and the kind of entertainment provided. 
The increased use of electric phonograph in licensed premises by which the 
patron deposits a coin, has brought problems before the Board in regard to 
the character of some of the songs on these records. Co-operation has been 
received from the licensees to the end of keeping a decent standard . . . and 
to further such, a member of the Board addressed a group of booking agents 
and entertainers, following which there was a round-table discussion of our 
mutual problems. 

In the analysis of 1107 entertainment licenses issued, radio privilege was 
granted to 1039, the electric phonograph privilege to 633. The operation of 
many of these phonographs is dependent upon the deposit of 5c by the patron 
of the licensed premises, and music is not forthcoming unless at the wish 
of some patron. The instrumental music privilege, granted to 380, includes 
full orchestras for dancing, singing, etc. The vocal singing privilege was 
granted to 225, and, to 62, floor shows; the latter includes solo dancing and 
dancing by groups, acrobatic stunts, comic skits, etc. All entertainers are 
required by the Board to have definite positions on the premises and are not 
permitted to mingle with the guests. It is interesting to note that "dancing 
by patrons" is permitted in 117 cases. 

Entertainment licenses, numbering 55, were cancelled, rejected, or revoked 
by the Board. * 

A great deal of detail work is required in the issuance of these licenses, 
with transfers, amendments, and withdrawals entailing further work . . . and, 
for which the City of Boston does not receive any revenue. 

The practice of the Board, commenced in 1938, in referring applications for 
common victualer licenses to the Board of Health and applications for lodging 
houses and dancing licenses to the Building Department for investigation and 
report, is proving satisfactory. Where the premises applied for do not meet 
the requirements of these departments, the applicants have been requested 
to make such changes as suggested; such changes apply to fire egresses, 
sanitary conditions (toilet conditions), kitchen equipment, etc., and must be 
approved by the particular department before the license is issued by the 
Board. Also, the construction of a building is an important factor in the 
consideration of a license for dancing by patrons on licensed premises. Splen- 
did co-operation has existed in carrying out this program. 

A great many protests are being received upon the filing of applications 
for licenses in certain sections of the City, and it is very difficult, indeed, in 
the consideration of a transfer of a license from one section to another to 
find a location that does not create a great deal of opposition. While oppo- 
sition comes from clergymen and representative citizens of the Districts, 
much of it comes from individual home owners and tax payers. 

Fees 

Conferences have been held with His Honor, the Mayor, concerning the 
method of issuing licenses, of license fees, and revenue in general. 

The Board increased the following fees of alcoholic beverages licenses: 

All Alcoholic — Common Victualer, 7 Days from $1,200 to $1,300 

All Alcoholic Club from 600 to 800 

The following fees were fixed and passed by the City Council on December 
29, 1938, and approved by the Mayor on December 30, 1938: 

The fee for the license for innholders provided for under Section 2 of 
Chapter 140 of the General Laws shall be $25; provided, however, that in the 
event that an innholder is the holder of a license for the sale of alcoholic 
beverages, said fee shall be $5. Effective January 1, 1939. 

The fee for the license for common victualers provided for under Section 2 
of Chapter 140 of the General Laws shall be $7.50. Effective January 
1, 1939. 

The fee for the license to persons to keep open their places of business 
for the retail sale of beverages provided for under Section 21A of Chapter 140 
of the General Laws shall be $2. Effective May 1, 1939. 



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Continued courtesy and co-operation are shown to the Board by the office 
of His Honor, the Mayor. This co-operation exists with the Building Depart- 
ment and the Public Health Department on whom the Board must depend for 
rules as to safety of buildings, "fire egresses, etc., and for public health stand- 
ards on premises licensed for common victualer and lodging houses. 

Advice and counsel are given to the Board by the members of the Alcoholic 
Beverages Control Commission and the program continues to work out 
co-operatively and constructively. 

Transfer of Alcoholic Beverages Licenses 

The law specifies instances where alcoholic beverages licenses may be trans- 
ferred from one person to another. 

These instances are two in number, to wit: 

a. From an individual to a corporation. 

b. From a corporation to a corporation. 

During the past year, the requests for such transfers became so numerous, 
that the Board found it necessary to adopt certain regulations calculated to 
give the Board accurate information as to the personal and controlling inter- 
ests in our corporations. 

In both the above instances, the law provides that "interests" in the trans- 
feree corporation must be "substantially the same" as the "interests" in the 
transferor's business. The Board to assure the observance of this part of the 
law, voted that the "interests" in the transferor's business must hold 90% 
of the stock in the transferee corporation. 

In this connection, the transferor must file (under oath) a list of his debts 
and the transferee corporation must file with the Board a certified copy of 
a vote . . . assuming all the outstanding obligations of the transferor's busi- 
ness. The obvious purpose of this regulation is to prevent escape from just 
debts. 

In addition, the Board has ruled that no changes in stock during any year 
shall be made except on petition approved by it. 

The Board adopted the following method of procedure (for the transfer 
of a license from an individual to a corporation and from a corporation to a 
corporation, and for the transfer of stock in a corporation from an individual 
or individuals to another individual or another group of individuals) with the 
purpose in mind of knowing more intimately, and acquiring a more personal 
contact with, the persons controlling our corporations, than heretofore has 
been the case. 

The mechanical steps that are necessary (1) in the transfer of a license, 
and (2) in the transfer of stock, are given below: 

Transfer From Individual to Corporation 
The following information is requested by the Board: 

Individual's Name 

Location < 

Class 

Name of Corporation 

Voting Certificate 

Bond Vote 

Manager and Principal — Representative Vote 

List of Officers 

Citizenship Statement 

Questionnaires from New Men 

Police Record Sent 

Police Record Received , 

Copy of New Charter, or Receipt 

Affidavit that it is not a Sale 

List of debts, under oath, filed 

Vote of the Corporation Assuming Such Debts 

Attorney's Name and Address 

Change of Stock in Corporation 

Name of Corporation 

Location 

Class 

Voting Certificate 

Change of Manager, etc 

Bond Vote 

List of New Officers 

Citizenship Statement ' 

Who purchasing, with Questionnaire 

Police Record Sent 



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Police Record Received 

Petition to Board by New Parties to Acquire Stock in the Corporation 

Petition to Drop Manager and Substitute New Manager 

When all papers are ready, new stockholders must appear before the Board for individual ques- 
tioning as to record and finances. 

Attorney's Name and Address 

Respectfully submitted, 

BY THE LICENSING BOARD: 
Mary E. Driscoll, Chairman 
Edwin D. Gallagher 
Edward M. Richardson 

APPENDIX 
Financial 

Receipts and Disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1939: 



Alcoholic Beverages $1,466,466.00 

Miscellaneous Licenses 50,626.00 

Miscellaneous Receipts 57.35 



$1,517,149.35 

Expenses of the Board, salaries, light, rent, etc 52,474.51 



Total receipts over expenditures $1,464,674.84 

Licenses Granted by the Board 

Alcoholic beverages 1,654 

Retail druggists 190 

Innholders and common victualers 2,634 

Club victualers 7 

Entertainment as required by Chap. 299, Acts of 1926 . . 1,143 

Lodging houses . 2,961 

Sunday sale of ice cream, confectionery, soda water, or fruit . 1,987 

Retail vendors of soft drinks 1,871 

Billiard tables, pool tables, and bowling alleys .... 223 

Intelligence offices 133 

Sale of firearms .......... 12 

Picnic groves 4 



12,819 

Total number of applications acted upon during the year: 

Granted 12,819. Rejected 494. Total 13,311. 

Formal Hearings, Alcoholic Beverages Applications and 

Licenses 570 

Formal Hearings, Miscellaneous Licenses 390 



Total Hearings 960 



Chapter 138 of the General Laws, as amended, governs the issuing of 
alcoholic beverages licenses. 

Section 12 of Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of licenses for alcoholic 
beverages to be drunk on the premises. This includes innholders, restaurants, 
taverns, and clubs, and the number of all alcoholic licenses issued under this 
Section is limited to 850. 

By Section 17, Chapter 424, Acts of 1937, Sections 12 and 15 of Chapter 
138 were amended so that the limitation of malt and malt and wine licenses 
that may be issued is now 320. 

Section 15 of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of all licenses for 
alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises except licenses issued to 
druggists. This means package stores and the number of all alcoholic 
licenses that may be issued under this Section was, at the beginning of the 
fiscal year, 303, and, by statute taking effect February 5, 1937, 305; Novem- 
ber 30, 1939, 303 were in operation. 



8 P.D. 74 

Section 30A of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of licenses to 
druggists for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the 
premises and subject to certain restrictions not applicable to regular package 
stores. 

There is no limitation on the number of licenses that may be issued under 
this Section. 

Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings 
Number of 

Kind of License Licenses Action Taken 



Innholders 

Innholders 

Innholders 

Innholders 

Innholders 

Innholders v . 

Common Yictualers 



Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 



Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Retail Bottle Stores 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs m . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 



1 Revoked, but sentence suspended 
3 Dismissed 

2 Placed on file, warned 
1 Granted after hearing 
1 Suspended 1 day 

1 Changed to corporation 

2 Revoked 

8 Revoked, but sentence suspended 

10 Dismissed 

35 Placed on file, warned 

21 Granted after hearing 

1 Rejected after hearing 

3 Suspended 1 day 
S Suspended 2 days 

3 Suspended 3 days 

2 Suspended 5 days 
2 Suspended 6 days 

4 Suspended 1 week 

7 Suspended indefinitely 

11 Restrictions imposed 

11 Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

13 License changed 

12 Transfer granted 
4 Transfer rejected 
2 Withdrawn 

2 Changed to corporation 
56 No change 

4 Change of stockholders 

7 Restrictions removed 

1 Dismissed 

10 Placed on file, warned 

3 Granted after hearing 
1 Rejected after hearing 

1 Suspended 3 days 

4 Suspended indefinitely 

2 Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

5 Transfer granted 

2 Withdrawn 

1 Changed to corporation 

14 No change 

6 Change of stockholders 

3 Placed on file, warned 

11 Granted after hearing 

2 Suspended 3 days 
2 Suspended 4 days 
1 Suspended 1 week 

15 Transfer granted 
10 Transfer rejected 
15 No change 

1 Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

1 Change of stockholders 

2 Revoked, but sentence suspended 
1 Dismissed 

3 Placed on file, warned 
1 Suspended 2 days 

1 Suspended 6 days 

1 Restrictions imposed 

6 Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

2 License changed 
1 Transfer granted 

1 No change 

2 Revoked 

6 Revoked, but sentence suspended 
10 Dismissed 

46 Placed on file, warned 

7 Granted after hearing 

1 Suspended 1 day 

2 Suspended 3 days 

1 Suspended 4 days 

2 Suspended 10 days 
1 Suspended 1 week 

7 Suspended indefinitely 

4 Restrictions imposed 

7 Miscellaneous, nn action necessary 



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Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings (Continued) 



9 



Kind of License 



Number of 
Licenses 



Action Taken 



Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment 
Entertainment. 
Entertainment 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists 
Druggists without 
Druggists without 
Druggists without 
Druggists without 
Druggists without 
Druggists without 
Druggists without 
Druggists without 



liquor 
liquor 
liquor 
liquor 
liquor 
liquor 
liquor 
liquor 



570 



License changed 
'lransfer granted 
Transfer rejected 
Withdrawn 

Changed to corporation 
-\o change 

Change of stockholders 
Revoked 

Placed on file, warned 

Granted after hearing 

Rejected after hearing 

Suspended 1 week 

Suspended 2 weeks 

Suspended 1 month 

Suspended indefinitely 

Suspended balance of license year 

Xo change 

Revoked 

Placed on file, warned 

Suspended 1 week 

Suspended 2 weeks 

Suspended indefinitely 

Suspended balance of license year 

Restrictions imposed 

Cancelled 



Miscellaneous, Hearings 



Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Common Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 



Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 
Common 



Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
Yictualers 
_ Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodering Houses 
Intelligence Offices 
Intelligence Offices 
Intelligence Offices 
Intelligence Offices 
Fruit, etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 



Fruit. 
Fruit, 
Fruit. 
Fruit, 
Fruit. 



Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. 

Fruit, etc. 

^ruit. etc. 

Soft Drinks 



Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 
No change 

Changed to corporation 
Revoked 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 

Granted after hearing 

Rejected after hearing 

Suspended 3 days 

Suspended 1 week 

Suspended indefinitely 

Suspension lifted 

Restrictions imposed 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

Transfer granted 

Transfer rejected 

License changed 

Withdrawn 

Xo change 

Changed to corporation 
Restrictions removed 
<"hansre of stockholders 
Revoked 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Restrictions imposed 
Withdrawn 
Xo change 

Restrictions removed 

Placed on file, warned 

Reiected after hearing 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary 

Transfer granted 

Revoked 

Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 
Suspended 2 days 
Suspended 1 week 
Suspended 2 weeks 
Suspended indefinitely 
Suspension lifted 
Cancelled 
Xo change 
Revoked 



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Miscellaneous Hearings (Continued) 



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Kind of Licenses 



Soft Drinks, 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks, 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Soft Drinks 
Billiard, Pool, etc. 
Billiard, Pool, etc. 
Billiard, Pool, etc. 



Billiard, 
Billiard. 



Pool, etc. 
Pool, etc. 



Billiard, Pool, etc. 

Billiard, Pool. etc. 

Billiard, Pool, etc. 

Billiard, Pool, etc. 

Billiard, Pool, etc. 

Picnic groves . 



Number of 
Licenses 



Action Taken 



Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 

Granted after hearing 

Suspended 1 week 

Suspended 2 weeks 

Suspended indefinitely 

Cancelled 

No change 

Revoked 

Dismissed 

Placed on file, warned 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Suspended 1 week 
Suspended 2 weeks 
Restrictions imposed 
Transfer granted 
No change 
Restrictions imposed 



390 



Recapitulation 
December 1, 1938 to December 1, 1939 



Alcoholic Beverages Miscellaneous 



Revoked ...... 


7 


Revoked 




23 


Revoked, but sentence suspended 


17 


Revoked, but sentence su 


spended 


23 


Dismissed ..... 


25 


Dismissed 


47 


Placed on file, warned 


103 


Placed on file, warned 




92 


Granted after hearing 


58 


Granted after hearing 




56 


Rejected after hearing 


4 


Rejected after hearing 




12 


Suspended ..... 


82 


Suspended 




26 


Restrictions imposed 


17 


Restrictions imposed 




11 


License changed .... 


21 


License changed 




a 


Transfer granted .... 


43 


Transfer granted 




16 


Transfer rejected .... 


17 


Transfer rejected 




4 


Withdrawn ..... 


7 


Withdrawn 




2 


Changed to corporation . 


8 


Changed to corporation 




4 


Cancelled ..... 


1 


Cancelled 




2 


No change ..... 


107 


No change 




37 


Restrictions removed 




Restrictions removed 




3 


Change of stockholders . 


'. 19 


Change of stockholders 
Miscellaneous, no action 




8 


Miscellaneous, no action necessary . 


27 


necessary 


13 






Suspension lifted 


2 




570 






390 



Class 
Innholders . 
Taverns 
Restaurants 
Clubs . 

Total 



Fees Collected on Liquor Licenses — 1939 



Amount 

72,000 
233,225 
685,900 

35,700 



Class 

Retail Stores 
Druggists . 
Specials 



Amount 

381,300 
56,100 
2,241 



11,466,466 



Table 1. — Innholders (Alcoholic Beverages) 
(Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications filed 
Applications granted 
Places licensed . 
Rejected 

Reconsidered and granted 

Cancelled by the Board 
Fees collected All Alcoholic 

The fees fixed by the Board are as 

All Alcoholic Beverages 

Malt and Wine 

Malt 



follows: 



36 @ $2,000 



37 
36 
35 



$72,000 



$2,000 
750 
400 



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Table 2. — Common Victualers (Alcoholic Beverages) 
(Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications filed 



11 



821 



Applications granted 
All Alcoholic . 

Malt and Wine 

Malt 



Cancelled for non-payment 



. 7 


day- 


386 


6 


day 


98 


. 7 


day 


56 


6 


day 


14 


, 7 


day 


130 


6 


day 


48 



732 



All Alcoholic 


. 7 


day 


6 




6 


day 


2 


Malt 


. 7 


day 


1 


Reconsidered and rejected: 








All Alcoholic 


. 7 


day 


1 


Malt and Wine .... 


. 7 


day 


3 


Malt 


. 7 


day 


1 


Total — Non-payment and reconsidered 


and 


rejected 





Net to be collected . 
Withdrawn 

Rejected .... 
Reconsidered and granted 

Cancelled by Board: 
Malt and Wine 
Malt .... 
Malt .... 

Revoked: 

All Alcoholic . 
Malt and Wine 

Total Licensed Places 

Transfers .... 
Granted .... 
Rejected 

Reconsidered and granted 
Reconsidered and rejected 



14 
718 



111 
31 



7 day 
7 day 
6 day 



day 
day 



22 
11 
7 

3 



711 



43 



Change in Class 

Changed from: 

*Tav. All Ale. to All Ale. 7 day Restaurant 

Tav., All Ale. to All Ale. 6 day, 1 A.M. Restaurant . 

*Tav. All Ale. to All Ale. 6 day, Mid. Restaurant 

Club All Ale. to All Ale. 7 day Restaurant 

Malt and Wine 7 day Restaurant to All Ale. 7 day Restaurant . 
Malt and Wine 6 day, Mid. Restaurant to All Ale. 6 day, Mid 

Restaurant 

Malt and Wine 6 day, 1 A.M., Restaurant to Malt and Wine 7 day 

Restaurant 

Malt and Wine 6 day, Mid. Restaurant to Malt and Wine 7 day 

Restaurant 

All Ale. 6 day, 1 A.M. Restaurant to All Ale. 7 Day Restaurant 
All Ale. 6 day, Mid. Restaurant to All Ale. 7 day Restaurant . 
All Ale. 6 day, Mid. Restaurant to All Ale. 6 day, 1 A.M. Restaurant 
Malt 6 day, 1 A.M. Restaurant to Malt 7 day Restaurant . 
Malt 6 day, Mid. Restaurant to Malt 7 day Restaurant 
Malt 6 day, Mid. Restaurant to Malt 6 day, 1 A.M. Restaurant . 
**Tavern all ale. to Malt and Wine 7 day Restaurant . . . . 



* One of each reverted to a Tavern again as the additional fee for the change was cancelled. 
** This change was at the licensee's request. 



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P.D. 74 



Fees Payable: 



All Alcoholic — 


-7 day 






. 381 @ 


$1,300 


* 


7 day 






4 


550 


** 


7 day 






. 1 


500 




6 day, 


1 


A.M. 


. 29 


1,100 


* 


6 day, 


1 


A.M. 


. 2 


350 


*** 


6 day, 


1 


A.M. 


1 


900 




6 day, 




Mid. 


. 64 


1,000 


* 


6 day, 




Mid. 


2 


250 


Malt and Wine 


7 day, 






. 56 


500 




6 day, 


1 


A.M. 


. 2 


450 




6 day, 




Mid. 


. 12 


400 


Malt 


7 day, 






. 130 


400 




6 day, 


1 


A.M. 


. 9 


375 




6 day, 




Mid. 


. 39 


325 



Balance due on change of license for 1938 



732 



Cancelled for non-payment 
and reconsidered and rejected: 
All Alcoholic — 7 day, 

* 7 day, 
6 day, 

* 6 day, 
Malt and Wine 7 day, 
Malt 7 day, 

Net Fees . 

Collected on 



Mid. 
Mid. 



6 @ 


$1,300 


$ 7,800 


1 


550 


550 


1 


1,000 


1,000 


1 


250 


250 


. 3 


500 


1,500 


2 


400 


800 


. 14 




$11,900 


. 718 







* Additional fee for change from tavern all alcoholic license. 
** Additional fee for change from club all alcoholic license. 
"** Difference on account of credit due from 1938. 

The fees fixed by the Board were as follows: 
All Alcoholic — 7 day. 
All Alcoholic— 6 day, 1 A.M. 
All Alcoholic — 6 day, Mid. 
Malt and Wine — 7 day, 
Malt and Wine— 6 day, 1 A.M. 
Malt and Wine— 6 day, Mid. 
Malt— 7 day, 
Malt— 6 day, 1 A.M. . 
Malt— 6 day, Mid. . 



$495,300 
2,200 
500 
31,900 
700 
900 
64,000 
500 
28,000 
900 
4,800 
52,000 
3,375 
12,675 
50 

$697,800 



11,900 
$685,900 



$1,300 
1,100 
1,000 
500 
450 
400 
400 
375 
325 



Table 3. — Taverns (Alcoholic Beverages) 
(Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws) 



Applications filed . 344 

Applications granted 322 

All Alcoholic . . . 314 

Malt and Wine 2 

Malt . . . . . . . . . 6 



Cancelled for non-payment: 

All Alcoholic 5 

Malt . 2 

Reconsidered and rejected: 

All Alcoholic 1 



Total — Non-payment and reconsidered and rejected . 8 

Net to be collected 314 

Cancelled for the Board: 

All Alcoholic - 1 



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13 



Revoked: 

All Alcoholic 1 

Rejected 29 

Reconsidered and granted 8 

Withdrawn 1 

Changed to All Alcoholic Restaurant Licenses . . 6 

^Changed to Malt and Wine Restaurant License . . 1 

Places Licensed 305 

All Alcoholic 299 

Malt and Wine 2 

Malt 4 

Transfers: 

Granted 10 

Rejected 10 

Reconsidered and granted 3 



* This was changed back to Malt and Wine Restaurant License at the request of the licensee. 



Change in Class 

Changed from: 

*Tavern All Alcoholic to All Alcoholic Restaurant ... 8 
Tavern Malt and Wine to Tavern All Alcoholic ... 1 

Tavern Malt to Tavern All Alcoholic 1 

Malt and Wine 6 day, 1 A.M. Restaurant to Tavern All 

Alcoholic 1 

**Malt and Wine 7 day to Tavern All Alcoholic .... 1 



* Two of these reverted to tavern licenses, and the additional fee for each change was cancelled. 
** This was changed back to Malt and Wine restaurant for 7 days at the request of licensee. 



Fees Payable: 



All Alcoholic 312 @ $750 $234,000 

All Alcoholic— change to . 1 @ 375 375 

♦All Alcoholic— change to . . 1 @ 250 250 

Malt and Wine 2 @ 300 600 

Malt 6 @ 200 1,200 



322 $236,425 

Cancelled for non-payment . . 5 @ 750 $3,750 

2 @ 200 400 

Reconsidered and rejected . . 1 @ 750 750 4,900 



Net Fees Collected on . . .314 $231,525 

**Fees Collected for 1937 and 1938 licenses 1,700 



Total Fees Collected $233,225 



* This was later changed back to Malt and Wine 7 day Restaurant license at the request of 
licensee. 

** Money received on licenses which should have been paid in the previous year, as above. 

The fees fixed by the Board are as follows: 

All Alcoholic Beverages S750 

Malt and Wine 300 

Malt 200 



Table 4. — Clubs (Alcoholic Beverages) 
(Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws) 



Applications filed 
Applications granted 
All Alcoholic 
Malt and Wine 
Malt 



45 
1 

3 



51 



49 



14 P.D. 74 

Cancelled for non-payment: 

All Alcoholic 2 

Net to be collected 47 

Withdrawn 2 

Cancelled by the Board 1 

Places Licensed 46 

All Alcoholic 42 

Malt and Wine 1 

Malt . 3 

Fees Payable: 

All Alcoholic 45 @ $800 $36,000 

Malt and Wine 1 @ 400 400 

Malt 3 @ 300 900 



Total Granted and Gross . . - . .49 $37,300 
Cancelled for non-payment: 

All Alcoholic 2 @ $800 1,600 



47 $35,700 

The fees fixed by tha Board are as follows: 

All Alcoholic $800 

Malt and Wine 400 

Malt 300 

Table 5. — One Day Special Alcoholic Beverages for Malt or Malt and 

Wine Licenses 

(Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications granted . . . 154 

Applications rejected .......... 21 

Cancelled for non-payment 8 

Reconsidered and granted 6 

Places licensed ............ 146 

Fees collected $511 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of people 
to be served. 

Table 6. — Special Alcoholic Beverages for Malt or Malt and Wine 
Licenses for Less Than One Year 

(Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications granted 7 

Places licensed 7 

Fees pavable: 

2 @ S400 $ 800 
2 @ 300 600 
1 @ 275 275 
1 @ 50 50 
1 @ 5 5 

Fees collected .... $1,730 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of days to be used 
and the number of people present at the gathering. 

Table 7. — Retail Package Goods Stores (Alcoholic Beverages) 
(Section 15, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications filed 376 

Applications granted 361 

All Alcoholic 303 



P.D. 74 15 

Malt and Wine 8 

Malt 50 

Cancelled for non-payment: 

*Malt and Wine 3 

*Malt 1 4 



Net for Collection 357 

Withdrawn 4 

Rejected 11 

Places Licensed 357 

All Alcoholic 303 

Malt and Wine 5 

Malt 49 



* These were reconsidered and rejected. 

Transfers granted 22 

Fees Payable: 

All Alcoholic 303 (a) Sl,200 8363,600 

Malt and Wine 8 @ 600 4,800 

Malt 50 @ 300 15,000 



Total Granted and Gross . . . .361 $383,400 

Cancelled for non-payment: 

Malt and Wine 3 @ 600 $1,800 

Malt 1 @ 300 300 



Total cancelled for non-payment . . 4 $2,100 2,100 



Net fees collected on . . . .357 $381,300 

The fees fixed by the Board are as follows: 

All Alcoholic $1,200 

Malt and Wine 600 

Malt 300 

Table 8. — Druggist (All Alcoholic Beverages) 

(Section 30a, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications filed 206 

Applications granted 190 

Places licensed 182 

Cancelled 10 

For the Board 7 

Non-payment of fee 3 

Revoked .......... 1 

Rejected 12 

Withdrawn 4 

Transfers rejected 1 

^Transfers granted ........ 3 



* Transfers were from one individual to another; Board cancelled 3 licenses in these requests. 

Fees payable 190 @ $300 $57,000 

Deduction — cancelled for non-payment . 3 @ 300 900 



Net fees collected $56,100 

The fee fixed by the Board is $300. 

Miscellaneous Licenses 
Table 9. — Innholders 

Applications granted 55 

Places licensed 51 

Cancelled: 

Surrendered 4 



16 



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Rejected 
Fees payable 



38 @ 
17 @ 



$ 5 
25 



$190 
425 



$615 



This fee was raised by City Ordinance from $5 to $25, without the license 
for the sale of alcoholic beverages. 

With the license for the sale of alcoholic beverages, the license fee shall 

be So. 



Table 10. — Common Victualers 



Applications granted 
Places licensed . 
Cancelled . 

Surrendered . 

Non-payment of fee 
Rejected 
Revoked 
Transferred 
*Fees payable . 



2,579 



2,382 
193 



136 
57 



2,496 @ $7.50 S18/720.0O 
81 @ 5.00 405.00 
3 @ 2.50 7.50 



204 
4 
59 



$19,132.50 



* Imludes three duplicate payments at $2.50. 

Cancelled: 

Non-payment of fees . 



38 @ 87.50$ 285.00 
19 @ 5.00 95.00 
5 @ 7.50 37.50 S 417.50 



* Includes unpaid 1938 licenses. 



Net fees collected S18,715.00 

This fee was raised by City Ordinance from S5 to $7.50, effective January 1, 
1939. 



Table 11. — Club Victualers (Without Alcoholic Beverages) 
Applications granted . . . . . 

Places licensed 6 

Cancelled: 

Surrendered ......... 1 

Fees payable . . . - 

6 @ $7.50 $ 45.00 
*1 @ 5.00 5.00 

This fee was raised by City Ordinance from $5 to $7.50. 

* Paid early in December, 1938. 



$50.00 
$50.00 



Table 12. — Lodging Houses 



Granted _ 2,961 

Places licensed . . . . 2,765 

Cancelled 193 

Surrendered 135 

Non-payment of fee '. 58 

Revoked 3 

Rejected 104 

Reconsidered and granted 38 

Transferred 33 

*Fees collected $5,810 



* Included — 3 unnaid 1937 licenses; 3 unpaid 1939 licenses; 2 duplicate fees — $4. 

The fee established by the City is $2. 



F.D. 74 



17 



Table 13. — Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water or 

Fruit 

Unpaid November 30, 1938 4 

Applications granted . . . . . 1,987 

Cancelled 175 

For the Board (out of business) 96 

*For non-payment of fee 79 

Rejected 15 

Revoked 4 

Transfers granted 25 

Transfers rejected 5 

Withdrawn 20 

Unpaid on November 30, 1939 . .... 
Fees payable .... 

Deductions: 

Non-payment 79 @ $5.00 

Unpaid 4 @ 5.00 



1,987 @ $ 5 89,935 



$395 
20 



*One fee forfeited to City; paid after cancellation for 
non-payment; license not issued . 



Net fees collected .... 
The fee is established by law at $5. 



$9,935 



S 415 



$9,520 
$ 5 



1,521 



Table 14. — Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 



Unpaid November 30, 1938 . 
Applications granted 

Cancelled 

For the Board (out of business) 
*For non-payment of fee 
Rejected 
Revoked 

Transfers granted 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn . . 
Fees payable 



Cancelled: 

For non-payment of fee 



34 @ 
1,841 @ 



3 @ 
66 @ 



S1.00 
2.00 



$1.00 
2.00 



*Two fees at $2 each forfeited to City; paid after can- 
cellation for non-payment; licenses not issued . 



Net fees collected 



96 
69 



1,871 
165 



9 
3 

24 
3 

19 



S 34 
3,682 



; 3 

132 



$3,716 



S 135 



$3,581 
$ 4 



$3,585 



This fee was raised by City Ordinance from $1 to $2 effective May 1, 1939. 
Table 15. — Billiard, Pool, and Bowling Alleys 



Applications granted 
Places licensed — public 
Places licensed — club 
Cancelled . 

For the Board 

For non-payment of fee 
Revoked 
Rejected 
Additional 
Transfers granted 
Transfers rejected 
Withdrawn 



223 



189 
20 
10 



1 

12 



18 P.D. 74 

Bowling 

Billiard Pool Alleys 

Fees payable 149 731 781 @ $5 $8,305 

Cancelled for non-payment ... 2 12 — @ 5 70 I 

147 719 781 $8,235 

Unpaid fees for 1938 paid in 1939 . — 3 — 15 



147 722 781 $8,250 

Net fees collected $8,250 

The fee established by the Board is $5. for each table or alley. 

Table 16. — Intelligence Offices 

Applications granted . . . . . . 133 

Places licensed 122 

Cancelled 5 

For the Board— Class 2 1 

For non-payment of fee — Class 1 3 
Class 2 . 1 

Revoked — Class 1 1 

Rejected— Class 2 1 

Transfers granted 8 

Withdrawn 6 

Fees payable 62 Class 1 @ $50 $3,100 

38 Class 2 @ 25 950 

33 Class 3 @ 2 66 $4,116 



Cancelled for non-payment . . 3 Class 1 @ $50 $ 150 



1 Class 2 @ 25 25 $ 175 



Net fees collected $3,941 

Five licensees hold two classes of licenses. 

The fees fixed by the board are: 

Class 1— $50. Class 2— $25. Class 3— $2. 

Table 17. — Picnic Groves 

Applications granted 4 

Places licensed 3 

Cancelled 1 

For non-payment of fee 1 

Fees payable 3 @ $25 $ 75 

The fee established by the Board is $25. 

Table 18. — Firearms 

Applications granted 12 

Places licensed 12 

Fees collected 12 @ $5 $60 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 

Sale of Firearms Books $57.35 

The Board issued licenses to sell, rent, or lease firearms, as follows: 

Bowdoin Loan Co. (Moses Bahn, Pres.) . 11 Green st. Boston 

Frederick H. Doell 186 Washington st. ... Boston 

J. B. Hunter Co 60 Summer st Boston 

Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Co. . . . 155 Washington st. ... Boston 

Jordan Marsh Co 432 Washington st. ... Bos:on 

Kirkwood Bros., Inc 23 Elm st Boston 

Lake Erie Sales Co 93 Massachusetts ave. . . . Boston 

Bernard Marcovitz (Stoddard's) ... 374 Washington st. ... Boston 

Raymond's, Inc 16 Franklin st Boston 

Bob Smith Sporting Goods Co. . . 89 Federal st Boston 

Joseph Sonnabend 2136 Washington st. ... Roxbury 

Tosi Music & Sporting Goods Co., Inc. . . 263 Hanover st Boston 



P.D. 74 19 

The following represents the reports made to this office in accordance with 
the law: 

The sale of Revolvers 475 

The sale of Rifles and Shotguns 2,436 



Table 19. — Entertainment 

Licenses granted . . . 1,143 

Innholders 35 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 684 

Common Victualers (without liquor) .... 107 

Taverns (without common victualer) .... 16 

Taverns (with common victualer) 277 

Clubs 24 

Places in operation 1,107 

Cancelled 36 

Innholders . . . 2 

Common Victualers (with liquor) ..... 16 

Common Victualers (without liquor) .... 9 

Taverns (with common victualer) 5 

Taverns (without common victualer) .... 2 

Clubs 2 

Rejected 16 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 10 

Common Victualers (without liquor) .... 3 

Innholders 1 

Taverns (with common victualer) 1 

Taverns (without common victualer) .... 1 

Revoked 3 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 2 

Taverns (with liquor) 1 

Transfers 29 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 18 

Taverns (with common victualer) ..... 11 

Transfers rejected 14 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 6 

Taverns (with common victualer) 7 

• Clubs 1 

Transfers withdrawn 5 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 3 

Taverns (with common victualer) 2 

Change to Corporation 91 

Taverns 34 

Common Victualers 54 

Innholders 3 

Change of Corporate Name 20 

Common Victualers 16 

Taverns 4 

Change of Officers 67 

Common Victualers 40 

Taverns 22 

Clubs 3 

Innholders .......... 2 

Amendments granted 97 

Common Victualers 87 

Taverns 10 

Amendments rejected 39 

Common Victualers 38 

Clubs 1 

Amendments reconsidered and granted 12 

Common Victualers 12 



20 P.D. 74 

Extension of time granted 40 

Common Victualers 39 

Clubs 1 

Extension of time for special occasions granted .... 112 

Common Victualers .81 

Clubs 31 

Extension of time for special occasions rejected .... 11 

Common Victualers ........ 10 

Clubs . 1 

Extension of time for special occasions reconsidered and granted 3 

Common Victualers 2 

Clubs 1 



Entertainment Licenses issued: 
1,039 radios 
633 electric phonographs 

380 instrumental, from one piece to full orchestra 
255 vocal male — female singer 
117 dancing by patrons 
62 floor shows 
2 tea leaf reading 

The above entertainment licenses were issued to 1,143 licensees, as follows: 
684 common victualers — with alcololic beverages 
107 common victualers — without alcoholic beverages 
277 taverns — with common victualer 
16 taverns — without common victualer 

radio and electric phonograph only for taverns 
piano to one licensee 
35 innholders — with alcoholic beverages 
24 clubs — with alcoholic beverages 
In 1939, no entertainment license was held by any holder of a soft drinks 
license. 



Table 20. — Expenditures from December 1, 1938 to December 1, 1939 

Personal Service: 



Commissioners, Secretary, and Permanent Employees . . $43,165.67 

Services other than Personal: 

Printing and binding 101.98 

Transportation of persons ....... 357.75 

Light . . . 517.79 

Rental 4,548.00 

Communication . 471.50 

Cleaning 7.55 

Investigation, etc. . . . . . . . . 18.50 

General plant repair . . . . . . . . . 284.34 

Equipment : 

Office . . . . 178.00 

Tools and instruments 467.30 

Library 80.50 

Supplies : 

Office . ' 2,188.63 

Food and ice 20.00 

Laundry, cleaning, etc 21.60 

Miscellaneous supplies 30.60 

Electrical 14.80 



$52,474.51 



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Public Document No. 74 



(Efje Commontoealtt) of Jfflaftsacfntfette 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



JW; LICENSING BOARD 



FOR THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

FOR THE 

Year Ending November 30 
1940 




on U n BLI . c ^! I0! L 0F THIS d °cument Approved by the' Commission on Administration and Finance 
«UU — 4-41 — o895 



STME U3ii.> 

JUN5 1941 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

LICENSING BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON 



December 1, 1940 

To His Excellency Leverett Saltonstall, Governor of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts : 

Sir: 

The Licensing Board for the City of Boston, in compliance with Section 5, 
Chapter 291, Acts of 1906, has the honor to submit the following report of 
the work of this Department from December 1, 1939 to December 1, 1940. 

Personnel of the Board 

Mary E. Driscoll, Edward M. Richardson and Walter R. Meins, Commis- 
sioners; Louis Epple, Secretary. 

On June 12, 1940, Governor Leverett Saltonstall appointed the Honorable 
Walter R. Meins in place of Edwin D. Gallagher, whose term had expired. 
Mr. Meins assumed office June 19, 1940. 

New Quarters 

The Board was notified August 1, 1940 that it must vacate the premises 
at No. 1 Beacon Street, Boston, by October 1, 1940. Suitable quarters were 
secured on the Eighth Floor of the Province Building, No. 24 Province Street, 
Boston, and with the approval of the Governor and Council the lease was 
signed August 21, 1940 for a period of three years. 

The work of the staff in the preparation for moving and being installed in 
the new quarters is worthy of commendation and appreciation of the Board. 

Increase of Fees 
The Board voted September 20, 1940, to increase the fee of : 
a seven-day all alcoholic restaurant license from $1,300. to $1,400. 
seven-day malt and wines " " " 600. to 700. 

seven-day malt " " " 500. to 600. 

and voted September 21, 1940, to increase the fee of: 
a six-day all alcoholic restaurant license from $1,100. to $1,150. 
six-day malt and wines " " " 450. to 550. 

six-day malt " " " 375. to 475. 

and to discontinue the six-day restaurant licenses, all classes, midnight closing 
hour. 

These votes applied to the license year of 1941, commencing January 1st. 

Relocation of Licenses 

There are many requests for transfers of licenses from one location to an- 
other. The Board experiences some difficulty in the granting of these re- 
quests because of the feeling in each community that an adequate opportunity 
to purchase alcoholic beverages is already supplied. 

RFr-ucTjoN in Quotas 

The efforts of the board to bring about reductions in quotas of all alcohoJc 
beverages licenses (designated in Chapter 245, Acts of 1936, for the sale of 
beverages not to be consumed on the premises, not including those issued to 
druggists; and in Chapter 424, Acts of 1937, for the sale of beverages to be 
consumed cn the premises) have availed lit. ; le because of the right of the in- 
dividiial licensee to incorporate his bus ne^k 



©74 \ \M\* 

P.D. 74 194-0 3 

Druggist License 

A druggist all alcoholic beverages license is granted to a registered phar- 
macist who holds a Certificate of Fitness issued by the Board of Registration 
in Pharmacy. 

The Board has experienced some difficulty with many of these licensees 
because of failure to comply with the statute which requires the purchaser of 
alcoholic beverages to sign his name in a book provided by the licensee for 
that purpose. A substantial number of hearings were held during the year 
on such violations and necessary action taken. 

Entertainment 

Many citizens in residential sections have complained of noise coming from 
premises licensed for mechanical (radio and electrical phonograph) and in- 
strumental music. The Board has curtailed the hours and kinds of entertain- 
ment granted in these sections. 

The majority of licensees holding entertainment licenses, are interested in 
providing wholesome entertainment. However, a few licensees are careless 
about the type of entertainment offered and require supervision from time to 
time. 

Bowling Alleys 

Bowling is a wholesome pastime and exercise indulged in by individuals and 
organizations. In recent years, educational, social and religious workers have 
given increasing recognition to bowling as a legitimate sport in which stu- 
dent, group and community bowling teams, often composed of minors of both 
sexes, compete in honorable rivalry. The Board experiences little difficulty 
and receives but few complaints in the course of licensing and regulating 
bowling alleys. While an occasional couple may wager on the outcome of 
certain "strings" bowled, gambling as such is very seldom found in such estab- 
lishments. 

Existing law prohibits the admission of minors to licensed bowling alleys 
except upon written consent of parent or guardian. This provision frequently 
gives rise to difficulty and misunderstanding, and awkward situations attribu- 
table thereto sometimes arise in the conduct of the alleys. 

While the Board makes no recommendation, the question of a possible 
change in the law whereby minors of suitable age would be permitted to 
enter licensed bowling alleys is one that might properly receive the careful 
consideration of Your Excellency. 

Lodging Houses 

The Board receives complaints from the Police of failure on the part of the 
licensee to keep the register properly and, also, of immorality (by lodgers) 
on licensed premises. In most cases, however, the Board has been convinced 
that the licensee has endeavored to conduct the lodging house in accordance 
with the requirements of the law. 

Intelligence Offices 

Individuals frequently complain to the Board of the unjust treatment to 
them by licensees of intelligence offices. Most of these complaints have been 
due to ignorance and misinterpretation of the law. 

Licenses for the Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, 
Soda Water or Fruit on the Lord's Day 

Section 6 of Chapter 136 of the General Laws regulates who may sell and 
what may be sold on Sundays with or without a license. Under this section 
it is permissible for a person who operates a variety or small grocery store to 
keep open on Sunday for the sale of newspapers and tobacco without a license 
if he keeps open for the sale of newspapers and tobacco on weekdays; and 
he may also sell without a license, milk, bread, fuel and ice on Sunday. There 
would be no difficulty if only such articles were sold on that day, but these 
stores (or many of them) also sell ice cream or soda water or confectionery 
or fruit, and for the sale of them a Lord's Day License is required. In addi- 
tion, many of these stores carry small groceries, meats, canned goods, vege- 



4 



P.D. 74 



tables and delicatessen, which cannot legally be sold on Sunday. Conse- 
quently, though the Board exercises some jurisdiction over these places through 
the licensing of sales of ice cream, soda water, confectionery and fruit, nev- 
ertheless, the presence on the licensed premises of other articles of merchan- 
dise which cannot legally be sold on Sunday creates troublesome conditions. 
Because so many police complaints are filed with the Board of illegal sales 
on Sundays by the holders of Lord's Day Licenses of merchandise not author- 
ized to be sold thereunder, the Board is seriously considering whether or not 
any such license should be issued for a store stocked with meats, groceries, 
vegetables, canned goods, delicatessen, etc. 

The Board believes that illegal retail sales of such merchandise are fre- 
quently made on Sundays by holders of Lord's Day Licenses who are legally 
engaged in the sale of those commodities on weekdays, and that the possession 
of such licenses is not infrequently utilized as a "cover" for such illegal Sun- 
day sales. This belief is borne out by practically all of the holders of such 
licenses brought before the Board on complaint, who admit that they desire 
to hold Sunday licenses because other stores are closed on that day and their 
own sales are consequently increased. Under these circumstances the Board 
fears that by granting the limited Sunday privileges permitted under Lord's 
Day Licenses it may be aiding and abetting, so to speak, a more or less gen- 
eral violation of the laws requiring observance of the Sabbath. 

Although the Board is not prepared to offer specific legislation which may 
possibly be desirable, it brings to the attention of Your Excellency this outline 
of the existing situation as to retail sales of food commodities on Sundays. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BY THE LICENSING BOARD: 
Mary E. Driscoll, Chairman 
Edward M. Richardson 
Walter R. Meins 

APPENDIX 
Financial 

Receipts and Disbursements for the year ending November 30, 1940: 



Alcoholic Beverages . . , . $1,475,195.00 

Miscellaneous Licenses ........ 51,225.50 

Miscellaneous Receipts ........ 19.20 



$1,526,439.70 

Expenses of the Board, salaries, light, rent, etc. . . . 54,295.41 



Total receipts over expenditures $1,472,144.29 



Licenses Granted by the Board 

Alcoholic Beverages 1,633 

Retail Druggists - . . . . 178 

Innholders and common victualers 2,623 

Club Victualers 8 

Entertainment as required by Chap. 299, Acts of 1926 . . 1,270 

Lodging Houses 2,990 

Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water, or Fruit 1,938 

Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 1,845 

Billiard Tables, Pool Tables, and Bowling Alleys ... 218 

Intelligence Offices 173 

Sale of Firearms 13 

Picnic Groves .......... 4 



12,893 

Total number of applications acted upon during the year : 
Granted 12,893 Rejected 235 Total 13,128 

Formal Hearings, Alcoholic Beverages Applications and Licenses 482 
Formal Hearings, Miscellaneous Licenses ..... 373 



Total Hearings 855 



P.D. 74 5 

Chapter 138 of the General Laws, as amended, governs the issuing of alco- 
holic beverages licenses. 

Section 12 of Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of licenses for alcoholic 
beverages to be drunk on the premises. This includes innholders, restaurants, 
taverns, and clubs, and the number of all alcoholic licenses issued under this 
Section is limited to 850, but must be reduced by surrender, cancellation, or 
revocation to 700. 

By Section 17, Chapter 424, Acts of 1937, Sections 12 and 15 of Chapter 
138 were amended so that the limitation of malt and malt and wine licenses 
that may be issued is now 320. 

Section 15 of said Chapter 138 provides for the issuing of all licenses for 
alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises except licenses issued to 
druggists. This means package stores and the number of all alcoholic licenses 
that may be issued under this Section was, at the beginning of the fiscal year, 
303, and, by statute taking effect February 5, 1937, 305; November 30, 1940, 
303 were in operation, and this number must be reduced by statute to 250 
whenever possible by surrender, cancellation, or revocation. 



Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings 



No. of 

Kind of License Licenses Action Taken 



Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Entertainment . 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Yictualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Yictualers 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 
Taverns 



Placed on file, warned. 
Granted after hearing. 
Suspended one day. 
Suspended one week. 
Revoked. 

Revoked, but sentence suspended. 
Dismissed. 

Placed on file, warned. 

Granted after hearing. 

Suspended one day. 

Suspended three days. 

Suspended four days. 

Suspended one week. 

Suspended indefinitely. 

Restrictions imposed. 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 

License changed. 

Transfers granted. 

Withdrawn. 

No change. 

Restriction removed. 

Change of stockholders. 

Change to corporation. 

Revoked. 

Revoked, but sentence suspended. 
Dismissed. 

Placed on file, warned. 

Granted after hearing. 

Rejected after hearing. 

Suspended one day. 

Suspended two days. 

Suspended three days. 

Suspended four days. 

Suspended one week. 

Suspended ten days. 

Suspended indefinitely. 

Suspended balance of license year. 

Restrictions imposed. 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 

License changed. 

Transfers granted. 

Suspension lifted. 

No change. 

Restrictions removed. 

Xo action, 

Change of stockholders. 
Changed to corporation. 
Revoked. 

Revoked, but sentence suspended. 
Dismissed. 

Placed on file, warned. 
Granted after hearing. 
Suspended three days. 
Suspended one week. 
Suspended thirty days. 
Suspended indefinitely. 
Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 



6 P.D. 74 

Alcoholic Beverages, Hearings (Continued) 



No. of 

Kind of License Licenses Action Taken 



Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Taverns 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Clubs 

Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Retail Bottle 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 
Druggists . 



Stores 
Stores 
Stores 
Stores 
Stores 
Stores 
Stores 
Stores 
Stores 
Stores 
Stores 
Stores 



12 Transfers granted. 

5 Transfers rejected. 
1 Withdrawn. 

6 No change. 

3 Placed on file, warned. 

1 Suspended one week. 

1 Restrictions imposed. 

1 Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 

1 Transfer granted. 

3 Xo change. 

1 Dismissed. 

34 Placed on file, warned. 

5 Granted after hearing. 

2 Suspended three days. 

1 Suspended balance of license year. 

2 Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 
2 License changed. 

10 Transfers granted. 

9 Transfers rejected. 

1 Withdrawn. 

1 Suspension lifted. 

15 No change. 

1 Revoked. 

2 Dismissed. 

5 Placed on file, warned. 

4 Granted after hearing. 

2 Rejected after hearing. 
1 Suspended three days. 
1 Suspended one week. 

1 Suspended thirty days. 

1 Suspended one month. 

8 Suspended indefinitely. 

3 Suspended balance of license year. 
1 Cancelled. 

1 Suspension lifted. 

13 No change. 



Miscellaneous, Hearings 



Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Innholders 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Common Victualers 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Lodging - Houses 
Lodging Houses 
Intelligence Office' 
Intelligence Offices 
Intelligence Offices 



Dismissed. 

Placed on file, warned. 
Granted after hearing. 
No change. 
Revoked. 

Revoked, but sentence suspended. 
Dismissed. 

Placed on file, warned. 

Granted after hearing. 

Suspended one day. 

Suspended three days. 

Suspended four days. 

Suspended one week. 

Suspended indefinitely. 

Restrictions imposed. 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 

Transfers granted. 

Licenses changed. 

Cancelled. 

Withdrawn. 

No change. 

Restrictions removed. 

Change of stockholders. 

Changed to corporation. 

Revoked. 

Revoked, but sentence suspended. 
Dismissed. 

Placed on file, warned. 
Granted after hearing. 
Rejected after hearing. 
Restrictions imposed. 
Transfer granted. 
Withdrawn. 
No change. 
Restriction removed. 
Dismissed. 

Placed on file, warned. 
Rejected after hearing. 



P.D. 74 



Miscellaneous Hearings (Continued) 



7 



Kind of License 



No. of 

Licenses 



Action Taken 



Fruit, 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit. 
Fruit, 
Fruit, 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Fruit. 
Soft 
Soft 
Soft 
Soft 
Soft 
Soft 
Soft 
Soft 
Soft 
Soft 

Billiard. 
Billiard. 
Billiard. 
Billiard. 
Billiard. 
Billiard. 
Billiard. 



etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
Drinks 
Drinks 
Drinks 
Drinks 
Drinks 
Drinks 
Drinks 
Drinks 
Drinks 
Drinks 
Pool. 
Pool, 
Pool, 
Pool, 
Pool. 



etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 
etc. 



Pool, etc. 
Pool. etc. 
Billiard. Pool. etc. 
Druggists, Certificate of Fitne 
Druggists. Certificate of Fitne: 
Druggists. Certificate of Fitne 
Druggists, Certificate of Fitne 
Druggists. Certificate of Fitres 
Druggists, Certificate of Fitnes 
Druggists, Certificate of Fitnes 
Picnic Groves . 



Revoked. 

Revoked, but sentence suspended. 
Dismissed. 

Warned, placed on file. 

Granted after hearing. 

Rejected after hearing. 

Suspended one day. 

Suspended two days. 

Suspended three days. 

Suspended four days. 

Suspended two weeks. 

Suspended one month. 

Suspended indefinitely. 

Suspended balance of license year. 

Suspension lifted. 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 
No change. 
Xo action. 
Revoked. 

Revoked, but sentence suspended. 
Dismissed. 

Placed on file, warned. 
Granted after hearing. 
Suspended one day. 
Suspended one month. 
Suspended indefinitely. 
Suspension lifted. 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 
Dismissed. 

Placed on file, warned. 
Granted after hearing. 
Suspended two weeks. 
Suspended thirty days. 
Cancelled. 
No change. 
Restriction removed. 
Placed on file, warned. 
Suspended thirty days. 
Suspended one month. 
Suspended indefinitely. 
Suspended balance of license year. 
Suspension lifted. 

Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 
Miscellaneous, no action necessary. 



373 



Recapitulation 
December 1, 1939 to December 1, 1940 



Alcoholic Beverages 

Revoked ..... 
Revoked, but sentence suspended 
Dismissed 

Warned, placed on file 
Granted after hearing 
Rejected after hearing 
Suspended 

Restrictions imposed 
License changed 
Transfers granted . 
Transfers rejected . 
Withdrawn 
Suspension lifted 
Cancelled . 
No change 
Restrictions removed 
Xo action 

Change of stockholders 
Changed to corporation . 
Miscellaneous, no action necessary 





Miscellaneous 






Revoked ...... 


18 


4 


Revoked, but sentence suspended 


9 


34 


Dismissed ..... 


54 


138 


W'arned. placed on file 


113 


32 


Granted after hearing 


30 


3 


Rejected after hearing 


3 


64 


Suspended ..... 


72 


5 


Restrictions imposed 


8 


14 


Suspension lifted .... 


2 


42 


Transfers granted .... 


13 


14 


Licenses changed .... 




3 


Cancelled 




3 


Withdrawn ..... 


o 


1 


No change ..... 


19 


84 


Restrictions removed 


4 


5 


No action ..... 


1 


1 


Change of stockholders 


1 


3 


Change in corporation name 


1 


2 
23 


Miscellaneous, no action necessary . 


8 




373 


482 







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Table 1 — Innholders (Alcoholic Beverages) 
(Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications filed 35 

Applications granted 35 

Places licensed, in force and effect 11/30/40 35 

Fees payable — All Alcoholic 34 @ 2,000 68,000 

* 1 @ 900 900 



Net Fees Collected . $68,900 

* Additional fee for change from six-day all alcoholic restaurant license. 

Change in Class 

Change from six-day all alcoholic restaurant license to all alco- 
holic innholder license . . . . . . . . 1 

Note: One innholder license in effect the beginning of our fiscal year, or the 
balance of the license year (1939), was cancelled by the Board 12/5/40. This 
action does not affect the above table. 
The fees fixed by the Board are as follows: 

All Alcoholic Beverages .... $2,000 

Malt and Wine ...... 750 

Malt . 400 



Table 2 — Common Victualers (Alcoholic Beverages) 
(Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications filed 

Applications granted: 

All Alcoholic 7 day 



727 



All Alcoholic 
Malt and Wine 
Malt and Wine 
Malt 
Malt 



6 day 

7 day 

6 day 

7 day 
6 day 



388 
101 
61 
14 
118 
42 



Total Granted . 

Cancelled for Non-Payment: 

Reconsidered and Rejected: 

All Alcoholic 

Malt and Wine 

Malt .... 

Malt .... 



724 



6 day 

7 day 
7 day 
6 day 



Total — Non-payments reconsidered and rejected 



Net to be Collected .... 

Applications withdrawn . 
" rejected 

reconsidered and rejected 

Cancelled by the Board . 

Changed to all alcoholic taverns . 

Changed to all alcoholic innholders 

Revoked: All Alcoholic . 

Malt and Wine 

Malt .... 



10 
714 



11 



Restored : All Alcoholic 



Places licensed, in full force and effect 
Transfers: Granted 
Rejected 

Reconsidered and Rejected 
Reconsidered and Granted 
Fees Payable: 

All Alcoholic 7 day . . 382 
* 7 day 6 

** 7 day-1939 bal. 



11/30/40 



703 
1 

704 
21 
11 


5 



,300 
550 
200 



$496,600 
3,300 
200 



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6 day-1 A.M. 31 @ 1,100 34,100 

* 6 day-1 A.M. . 6 @ 350 2,100 
*** 6 day-1 A.M. . 1 @ 350 350 

6 day-Mid. 60 @ 1,000 60,000 

* 6 day-Mid. 3 @ 250 750 
Malt and Wine 7 day . . 61 @ 600 36,600 

6 day-1 A.M. 1 @ 450 450 

6 day-Mid. 13 @ 400 5,200 

Malt 7 day . . 118 @ 500 59,000 

6 day-1 A.M. 6 @ 375 2,250 

6day^Mid. 36 @ 325 11,700 



Total Granted .... 724 $712,600 

Cancelled for Non-Payment: 

Reconsidered and Rejected 

All Alcoholic 6 day-1 A.M. 2 @ $1,100 $2,200 

Malt and Wine 7 day . . 1 @ 600 600 

Malt 7 day . . 6 @ 500 3,000 

Malt 6 day-Mid. . 1 @ 325 325 



Total— 



(Non-Payment 

I Reconsidered and Rejected 



10 



$6,125 



1,125 



Net fees collected on 



714 



$706,475 



* Additional fee for change from all alcoholic tavern license to (1) seven-day all alcoholic 
restaurant license; (2) six-day, 1 A.M. -Mid. 

** Additional fee for change from six-day all alcoholic restaurant license, 1 A.M., to seven- 
day all alcoholic restaurant license, 1 A.M. 1939. 

*** Additional fee for change from all alcoholic tavern license to six-day all alcoholic restaurant 
license, midnight; later, to 1 A.M. 



From — 

All Alcoholic Tavern 
All Alcoholic Tavern 
All Alcoholic Tavern 

All Alcoholic Tavern 
6 day All Alcoholic Restaurant 
*6 day All Alcoholic Restaurant, 

6 day All Alcoholic Restaurant, 
**7 day All Alcoholic Restaurant 

7 day Malt and Wine Restaurant 

6 day Malt and Wine Restaurant 

7 day Malt Restaurant 

6 day Malt Restaurant, Mid. 

6 day Malt Restaurant, 1 A.M. 

6 day Malt and Wine Restaurant 

6 day Malt Restaurant. Mid. 

7 day Malt Restaurant 



Changes in Class 

To— 

7 day All Alcoholic Restaurant . 

1 A.M. 
" Mid.) 

1 A.M.) 
" Mid.) 



1 A.M. 
Mid. 
1 A.M. 



Mid. 



Mid. 



6 day 
6 day 
6 day 

6 day 

7 day 
6 day 



" 1 A.M. 
All Alcoholic Innholder 
All Alcoholic Tavern . 
7 day Malt Restaurant 
7 day Malt and Wine Restaurant 
7 day Malt and Wine Restaurant 
7 day Malt Restaurant 
7 day Malt Restaurant 
6 day Malt Restaurant. Mid. 
6 day Malt and Wine Restaurant, Mid 
Special Malt License 
No additional Fee 



* One Reverted to 6 day All Alcoholic Restaurant, midnight, again as fee for change was not 
paid. 

** Changed at the request of the licensees. 
The fees fixed by the Board were as follows: 



7 day 

6 day, 1 A.M. 
6 day, Midnight 



All Alcoholic 
$1,300 
1,100 
1. 000 



Malt and Wine 
* $600 
450 
400 



Malt 
$500 
375 
325 



* The Board voted September 8, 1939 to increase the fees of the 7-day malt and wine restaurant 
license from $500. to $600., and the 7 day malt restaurant license from $400. to $500., commencing 
January 1, 1940. 



Table 3 — Taverns (Alcoholic Beverages) 
(Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications filed 307 

Applications granted: 

All Alcoholic 300 

Malt and Wine 2 

Malt 5 



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Net to be Collected 307 

Revoked 2 

Changed to All Alcoholic Restaurant Licenses . . 16 

18 

289 

Restored 1 

*Changed from All Alcoholic Restaurant Licenses . 2 



3 



Places licensed, in full force and effect 11/30/40 . 



292 



*Changed at the request of the licensees. 

Transfers: Granted .... 
Rejected 

Reconsidered and Granted 
Reconsidered and Rejected 

Fees Payable: 

All Alcoholic .... 
Malt and wine .... 
Malt 



21 
16 

9 
2 



300 @ $750 
2 @ 300 
5 @ 200 



$225,000 
600 
1,000 



Net Fees Collected . 



307 



$226,600 



Changes in Class 

From— To- 
All Alcoholic Taverns All Alcoholic Restaurants 
All Alcoholic Restaurants All Alcoholic Taverns . 
The fees fixed by the Board are as follows: 
All Alcoholic . . . . . . . $750 

Malt and Wine .... ... 300 

Malt . 200 



16 

2 



Table 4 — Clubs (Alcoholic Beverages) 
(Section 12, Chapter 138, General Laws) 



Applications filed .... 
Applications granted 

All Alcoholic .... 

Malt and Wine .... 

Malt 

Applications rejected — All Alcoholic 
Transfers granted — All Alcoholic . 
Transfers rejected — All Alcoholic 
Cancelled by the Board — All Alcoholic 

Out of Business 
Clubs operating on November 30, 1940 

All alcoholic .... 

Malt and Wine .... 

Malt 

Fees Payable : 

All Alcoholic .... 

Malt and Wine .... 

Malt 



Net Fees Collected 

The fees fixed by the Board are as follows : 

All Alcoholic 

Malt and Wine 

Malt 



40 
1 

3 



41 @ $800 
1 @ 400 
3 @ 300 



$800 
400 
300 



41 
1 

3 



■ 47 
45 



$32,800 
400 
900 



$34,100 



P.D. 74 11 

Table 5 — Special Malt or Malt and Wine Alcoholic Beverages Licenses 

For One Day 
(Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications granted 149 

Applications rejected 16 

Cancelled for non-payment 7 

Reconsidered and granted 1 

Places licensed 142 

Fees collected $465 

The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of people to be 
served. 



Table 6 — Special Malt or Malt and Wine Alcoholic Beverages Licenses 
For Less Than One Year 
(Section 14, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications granted 10 

Places licensed 10 

Fees Payable: 



2 


@ 


$400 


$800 


2 


@ 


300 


600 




@ 


275 


275 




@ 


250 


250 




@ 


150 


150 




@ 


50 


50 




@ 


25 


25 




@ 


5 


5 








$2,155 



Net Fees Collected . 
The fees fixed by the Board vary according to the number of days to be used 
and the number of people present at the gathering. 



Table 7 — Retail Package Goods Stores (Alcoholic Beverages) 

(Section 15, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications filed 377 

Applications granted 363 

. All Alcoholic 304 

Malt and Wine 12 

Malt 47 

Applications rejected .......... 11 

* Application reconsidered and rejected (unpaid) All Alcoholic . . 1 

Applications withdrawn 3 

Transfers granted 19 

Transfers rejected ........... 15 

Cancelled, out of business. Malt 1 

Places operating on November 30, 1940 361 

All Alcoholic 303 

Malt and Wine 12 

Malt 46 

Fees Payable: 

All Alcoholic 304 @ $1,200 $364,800 

Malt and Wine 12 @ 600 7,200 

Malt 47 @ 300 14,100 

$386,100 

^Reconsidered and Rejected .... 1 @ 1,200 1,200 

Net Fees Collected $384,900 

The fees fixed by the Board are as follows: 

All Alcoholic . .... $1,200 

Malt and Wine ' . 600 

Malt 300 



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Table 8 — Druggists (Alcoholic Beverages) 

(Section 30a, Chapter 138, General Laws) 

Applications filed 202 

Applications granted 178 

Places licensed 167 

Cancelled : 

For the Board 4 

Non-payment of Fee 5 

Revoked ... v ...... . 1 

Reconsidered and rejected 1 

Rejected 17 

Withdrawn 7 

Transfers granted 3 

From one individual to another 

Fees Payable 178 @ $300 $53,400 

Deductions : 

Cancelled for Non-Payment . . . 5 @ 300) * 

1 @ 300) 1,800 



Net Fees Collected $51,600 

The fee fixed by the Board is $300. 

Miscellaneous Licenses 

Table 9 — Innholders 

Applications granted 53 

Places licensed 53 
Rejected 2 

35 @ $ 5 $175 

18 @ 25 450 



Net Fees Collected .... $625 

The fees established by the City are $25, without the license for the sale of 
alcoholic beverages; and $5, with the license for the sale of alcoholic beverages. 



Table 10 — Common Victualers 



Applications granted 2,570 

Places licensed 2,397 

Cancelled : 168 

Surrendered 121 

Non-Payment of Fee 47 

Rejected 37 

Reconsidered and granted 16 

Reconsidered and rejected . 3 

Revoked ..... 5 

Transferred : 

Granted 56 

Rejected 15 

Reconsidered and granted 11 

*Net Fees Collected ■ $18,952.50 



*5 unpaid 1939 licenses: 4 paid, 1 non-payment. 

*3 paid balance of increased license fee @ $2.50 on 1939 license. 

*1 unpaid 1940 license. 

There were 29 dining cars granted, 1 dining car rejected — leaving 28 dining 
cars in force. 

The fee established by the City is $7.50; raised from' $5. to $7.50 for the 
license year of 1939. 



P.D. 74 ia 

Table 11 — Club Victualers 

Applications granted 8 

Places licensed 7 

Cancelled : 

Surrendered 1 

Rejected 1 

Fees Collected $60.00 

The fee established by the City is $7.50. 

Table 12 — Lodging Houses 

Applications granted 2,990 

Places licensed 2,796 

Cancelled : 

Surrendered ........ 136 

Non-payment of fee 57 

Rejected 77 

Reconsidered and granted 27 

Revoked 1 

Transfers granted 36 

Transfers rejected 2 

Transfers reconsidered and granted ...... 1 

Transfers reconsidered and rejected 1 

♦Net Fees Collected $5,862.00 



*6 unpaid licenses for 1940. 
*1 duplicate license fee. 
*3 — 1939 licenses paid. 

The fee established by the City is $2. 

Table 13 — .Sunday Sale of Ice Cream, Confectionery, Soda Water or 

Fruit 



Unpaid, as of November 30, 1939 4 

Applications granted 1,938 

Applications cancelled 170 

For the Board — out of business Ill 

For non-payment of fee 59 

Rejected 23 

Revoked 6 

Transfers granted 38 

Withdrawn 30 

Unpaid November 30, 1940 3 

Fees Payable .... 1,942 @ $5 $9,710 

Deductions : 

Non-payment of fee . 59 @ 5 $295 

Unpaid .... 3 @ 5 15 $310 



Net Fees Collected $9,400 

The fee established by law is $5. 

Table 14 — Retail Vendors of Soft Drinks 

Applications granted 1,845 

Applications cancelled 153 

For the Board — out of business . . . 102 

For non-payment of fee 51 

Rejected . 17 

Revoked 5 

Transfers granted .......... 34 

Withdrawn 24 

Unpaid November 30, 1940 2 

Fees Payable 1,845 @ $2 $3,690 

Deductions : 

For non-payment . . . 51 @ 2 102 

Unpaid 2 @ 2 4 106 



Net Fees Collected $3,584 



14 P.D. 74 

Table 15 — Billiard, Pool, and Bowling Alleys 

Applications granted 218 

Places licensed — public ......... 184 

Places licensed — club 18 

Cancelled : 

For non-payment of fee ........ 6 

For the Board 5 

Revoked ..... 1 

Rejected 13 

Additional 4 

Transfers granted 5 

Transfers rejected 1 

Withdrawn! 6 

Bowling 
Billiard Pool Alleys 
Fees Payable: .... 149 705 814 @ $5 $8,340 
Cancelled for Non- 
Payment of Fee ... 1 13 6 @ $5 $100 
Unpaid Fee for 1939 .... 4 @ $5 20 120 



Net Fees Collected $8,220 

The fee established by the Board is $5. for each table or alley. 

Table 16 — Intelligence Offices 

Applications granted 173 

Places licensed ... ....... 163 

Cancelled : 

Non-payment of fee ...... 2 



Class 1—1 
Class 2—1 

For the Board 2 

Class 2 — 1 
Class 3—1 

Rejected ........ 4 



Class 1—1 
Class 2—2 
Class 3—1 

Transferred ....... 2 

Withdrawn . . 13 

Fees Payable .... 65 Class 1 @ $50 $3,250 

42 Class 2 @ 25 1,050 
66 Class 3 @ 2 132 $4,432 



Deductions : 

Cancelled for non-payment . 1 Class 1 @ $50 $ 50 

1 Class 2 @ 25 25 75 



Net Fees Collected $4,357 

Six licensees hold two classes of licenses. 

The fees fixed by the Board are : . . Class 1— $50. Class 3— $2. 

Class 2 — $25. 

Table 17 — Picnic Groves 

Applications granted ....... 4 

Places licensed ......... 4 

Fees payable . . . . . . 4 @ $25 $100 

The fee established by the Board is $25. 

Table 18 — Firearms 

Applications granted 13 

Places licensed . . . . . . . . • . . .. 13 

Net fees collected $65 

The fee established by the Board is $5. 



P.D. 74 15 
The Board issued licenses to sell, rent, or lease firearms, as follows: 

Bowdoin Loan Co. (Moses Bahn, Pres.) . 11 Green Street .... Boston 

Frederick H. Doell 186 Washington Street . . . Boston 

J. B. Hunter Co 60 Summer Street . . . Boston 

Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Co. . . 155 Washington Street . . . Boston 

Jordan Marsh Co 432 Washington Street . . Boston 

Kirkwood Bros., Inc 23 Elm Street . . Boston 

Lake Erie Sales Co 93 Massachusetts Avenue . Boston 

Bernard Marcovitz (Stoddard's) ... 374 Washington Street . . . Boston 

Raymond's, Inc 16 Franklin Street . Boston 

Bob Smith Sporting Goods Co 89 Federal Street .... Boston 

Joseph Sonnabend 2136 Washington Street . Roxbury 

Tosi Music & Sporting Goods Co., Inc. . . 263 Hanover Street . . . Boston 

Harry J. White ....... 8 Bosworth Street Boston 

The following represents the reports made to this office in accordance with 
the law: 

The sale of Revolvers , 519 

The sale of Rifles and Shotguns 3,656 

Table 19 — Entertainment 

Licenses granted 1,270 

Innholders ......... 34 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 687 

Common Victualers (without liquor) .... 225 

Taverns (with common victualer) 283 

Taverns (without common victualer) 14 

Clubs 27 

Places in operation 1,227 

Cancelled 43 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 7 

Common Victualers (without liquor) .... 26 

Taverns (with common victualer) 9 

Club 1 

Rejected 15 

Common Victualers (with liquor) . . . . . 4 

Common Victualers (without liquor) 10 

Taverns (with common victualer) 1 

Reconsidered and granted ......... 7 

Common Victualers with liquor 3 

Common Victualers (without liquor) .... 3 
Taverns (with common victualer) 1 

Revoked 7 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 5 

Taverns (with common victualer) . .... 1 
Taverns (without common victualer) 1 

Restored 1 

Common Victualer (with liquor) . .... 1 

Transfers granted .......... 23 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 12 

Common Victualers (without liquor) .... 2 

Taverns (with common victualer) 8 

Innholder .......... 1 

Transfers rejected ......... . 13 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 4 

Taverns (with common victualer) 8 

Club . 1 

Transfers reconsidered and granted ....... 11 

Common Victualers (with liquor) .... 4 

Taverns (with common victualer) ..... 6 

L g Club . 1 

Amendments granted ......... . 51 

Common Victualers (with liquor) . . . . . 40 

Common Victualers (without liquor) . 3 
Taverns (with common victualer) 6 



L6 P.D. 74 

Tavern (without common victualer) ... .1 
Club 1 

Amendments rejected 35 

Common Victualers (with liquor) . ... 35 

Amendments reconsidered and granted 11 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 11 

Extension of time granted 21 

Common Victualers (with liquor) ..... 18 

Clubs 2 

Common Victualer (without liquor) 1 

Extension of time for special occasions granted .... 49 

Innholders ......... 5 

Common Victualers (with liquor) . . . 30 
Clubs 14 

Additional entertainment for special occasions granted ... 57 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 48 

Clubs . 9 

Additional entertainment for special occasions rejected ... 15 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 12 

Clubs 3 

Additional entertainment for special occasions reconsidered and 

granted 4 

Common Victualers (with liquor) 4 



Entertainment licenses issued: 

1,136 Radios 

825 Phonographs 

424 Instrumental Music (from one piece to full orchestra) 

311 Vocal — male — female singer 

150 Dancing by Patrons 

68 Floor Shows 

1 Tea Leaf Reading 

1 Wrestling Bouts 

The above entertainment licenses were issued to 1,270 licensees, as follows: 

34 Innholders — with alcoholic beverages 

27 Clubs — with alcoholic beverages 

684 Common Victualers — with alcoholic beverages 

225 Common Victualers — without alcoholic beverages 

286 Taverns — with alcoholic beverages 

14 Taverns — without alcoholic beverages 

In 1940, no entertainment license was held by any holder of a soft drinks 
license. 



| Liquor License Fees 
Table 20 — Total Receipts -j Miscellaneous License Fees 

[Sale of Firearm Books 



December 1, 1939 to December 1, 1940 



Liquor Licenses 
Innholders 
Taverns . 
Restaurants 
Package stores 
Clubs 
Druggists 
Specials 



$68,900.00 
226,600.00 
706,475.00 
384,900.00 
34,100.00 
51,600.00 
2,620.00 



Total— Liquor . $1,475,195.00 

Miscellaneous Licenses 

Common Victualers $18,952.50 

Fruits, etc. 9,400.00 

Soft Drinks 3,584.00 



P.D. 74 



17 



Innholders 
Lodging Houses 
Firearms 

Billiard, Pool, etc. 
Intelligence Offices 
Club Victualers 
Picnic Groves 

Total — Miscellaneous 
Miscellaneous 

Firearm Books 



625.00 
5,862.00 
65.00 
8,220.00 
4,357.00 
60.00 
100.00 



Total — Licenses and Miscellaneous 



51,225.50 
19.20 
$1,526,439.70 



Expenditures 

Personal Service 



Commissioners, Secretary, and Permanent Employees . $44,247.98 

Services other than Personal 

Printing and Binding 106.05 

Transportation of Persons 250.85 

Cartage and Freight 394.02 

Light 493.20 

Rental 4,631.84 

Communication 436.15 

Cleaning 4.45 

Investigation, etc 30.00 

General Plant Repair 352.85 

Miscellaneous 513.75 

Equipment 

Furniture and Fittings 65.50 

Office 677.81 

Library 45.00 

Tools and Instruments . . . . . . 3.15 

Supplies 

Office 1,936.50 

Food and Ice 14.00 

Laundry, Cleaning, etc 28.88 

Miscellaneous 28.18 

Electrical 35.25 



$54,295.41